Single-phase, high-purity Cu2ZnSnS4 nanoparticles via a hydrothermal route

Shih Jen Lin, Jyh Ming Ting, Yaw Shyan Fu

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Highly ordered quaternary semiconductor Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticles (NPs) have been prepared via a simple conventional-hydrothermal approach, with a band gap of ~ 1.5 eV and a high absorption coefficient greater than 104 cm−1. In this paper, we report on the synthesis and characterization of CZTS NPs with controlled phase purity. The NPs were synthesized under various thiourea (Tu) concentrations, and a chelating reagent of diethylenetriamine (DETA) was also used. The synthesized kesterite NPs were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and UV–Vis spectroscopy. The effects of the thiourea concentration and the chelating coordination on the characteristics of the resulting CZTS nanoparticles 5–10 nm are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4450-4456
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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