Study of phase selectivity of organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors

Chang Youn Moon, Gustavo M. Dalpian, Yong Zhang, Su Huai Wei, Xiao Ying Huang, Jing Li

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A new group of hybrid organic - inorganic materials, A IIB VI(en) 0.5 (A = Zn and Cd and B = S, Se, and Te), have been shown to exhibit a number of unusual structurally dependent properties that are not typically found in conventional inorganic and organic materials. However, it is puzzling that for a given inorganic component the hybrid crystal comes in different phases and often favors one over another. Using first-principles methods, we study the structural and electronic properties (e.g., stability and band gap) of the three observed phases: αI, αII, and β. The general chemical trends are revealed and are consistent with experimental observations. A kinetic growth model is proposed to explain the experimental observation of the phase selection for these hybrid materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2805-2809
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 13 2006

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

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    Moon, C. Y., Dalpian, G. M., Zhang, Y., Wei, S. H., Huang, X. Y., & Li, J. (2006). Study of phase selectivity of organic-inorganic hybrid semiconductors. Chemistry of Materials, 18(12), 2805-2809.