Surfactant Templated Assembly of Cubic Mesostructured Semiconductors Based on [Sn2Se6]4- and Pt2+ in Single-Crystal Form

Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

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Mesostructured non-oxidic materials with cubic Ia-3d symmetry were prepared by linking [Sn2Se6]4- clusters with Pt2+ in the presence of surfactant molecules. The use of long chain pyridinium-based surfactants (octadecyl- and eicosadecyl) afforded materials with exceptionally high cubic pore order and single-crystal particle morphology. By contrast trimethylammonium-based surfactants produced cubic mesostructured solids with inferior overall quality. We have also synthesized materials with significantly lower surfactant content by increasing the Pt 2+:[Sn2Se6]4- molar ratio, while maintaining the cubic pore symmetry. All materials are semiconductors with energy band-gap in the range 0.9<Eg<1.8eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Nov 10 2003
EventSolid-State Chemistry of Inorganic Materials IV - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Dec 2 2002Dec 6 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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