Controlled Stoichiometry for Quaternary CuInxGa1−xS2 Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles from Single-Source Precursors via Microwave Irradiation
In recent years, there have been several reports on the formation of I−III−VI2 nanoparticles through the decomposition of single-source precursors (SSPs) using thermolysis,(1-7) photolysis,(8) and microwave irradiation.(9, 10) Uses of SSPs in preparation of nanomaterials present distinct advantages such as precise control in reaction conditions and stoichiometry as SSPs contain all necessary elements in a single molecule. Despite the obvious advantages of SSPs, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have been conducted using combinations of SSPs to form quaternary or multinary chalcopyrite nanoparticles.
Punnoose, Alex. (2010). "Controlled Stoichiometry for Quaternary CuInxGa1−xS2 Chalcopyrite Nanoparticles from Single-Source Precursors via Microwave Irradiation". Chemistry of Materials, 22(9), 2699-2701. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cm100456t