Low temperature solution-phase deposition of SnS thin films

Priscilla D. Antunez, Daniel A. Torelli, Fan Yang, Federico A. Rabuffetti, Nathan S. Lewis, Richard L. Brutchey

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A study was conducted to demonstrate low-temperature solution-phase deposition of monosulfide (SnS) thin films. Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) was used to determine the temperature needed to recover SnS from the en/edt solution. A multistep mass loss of ca. 50 wt % was observed that is consistent with the loss of organic species originating from the solvent mixture, with an end point of decomposition measured at 350 °C. FT-IR spectroscopy confirmed the loss of organic species after mild heating of the dried SnS ink to 350 °C under flowing N2(g) .

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5444-5446
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Antunez, P. D., Torelli, D. A., Yang, F., Rabuffetti, F. A., Lewis, N. S., & Brutchey, R. L. (2014). Low temperature solution-phase deposition of SnS thin films. Chemistry of Materials, 26(19), 5444-5446. https://doi.org/10.1021/cm503124u