Non-injection synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals using a binary precursor and ligand approach

Anthony S R Chesman, Noel William Duffy, Steve Peacock, Lynne J Waddington, Nathan A S Webster, Jacek Jaroslaw Jasieniak

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We present a non-injection, one-pot synthesis of kesterite Cu 2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanocrystals (NCs) that allows for multi-gram yields with precise control of the NCs metal composition. This is enabled through the selective use of a binary sulfur precursor and ligand reaction mixture, which acts to decouple the nucleation and growth stages.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1017 - 1020
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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