Synthesis of metal sulfide nanomaterials via thermal decomposition of single-source precursors

Ilan Jen-La Plante, Tahani W. Zeid, Peidong Yang, Taleb Mokari

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Abstract

In this report, we present a synthetic method for the formation of cuprous sulfide (Cu2S) and lead sulfide (PbS) nanomaterials directly on substrates from the thermolysis of single-source precursors. We find that the final morphology and arrangement of the nanomaterials may be controlled through the concentration of the dissolved precursors and choice of solvent. One-dimensional (1-D) morphologies may also be grown onto substrates with the addition of a metal catalyst layer through solution-liquid-solid (SLS) growth. These synthetic techniques may be expanded to other metal sulfide materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6612-6617
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume20
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes

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