Growth of highly oriented chalcocite thin films on glass by aerosol-assisted spray pyrolysis using a new single-source copper thiolate precursor

Sven Schneider, Yu Yang, Tobin J. Marks

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The synthesis, characterization and thermal stability characteristics of phosphine complex are described. A scanning electron microscopic (SEM) image of the chalcocite thin film reveals large plates with in-plane dimensions in the ∼1-2μm range. It was shown that the crystallographic orientation and the film microstructure are suitable for growth of highly oriented chalocite thin films. The results show that phosphine-stabilized copper(I) thiolates are applicable in a new class of single-source Cu 2S precursors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4286-4288
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Aug 23 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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