Facile one-pot synthesis of Cu2ZnSnS4 quaternary nanoparticles using a microwave-assisted method

Kuo Chin Wang, Chao-Yu Chen, Chuan Ming Tseng

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In this communication, we proposed a novel method for synthesizing Cu 2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles by facile microwave-assisted heating. The powders of Cu2ZnSnS4, synthesized at 265 °C for 15 minutes in one pot followed by annealing in a glove box or a sulphur atmosphere, are characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, (S)TEM, EDS, UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, DLS and Hall effect measurement. The material possessed a CZTS crystal structure with Cu-poor stoichiometry and an optical band-gap of 1.5 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9863-9868
Number of pages6
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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