Surfactant templated assembly of hexagonal mesostructured semiconductors based on |Ge4Q10|4- (Q=X, Se) and Pd2+ and Pt2+ ions

Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Krishnaswamy K. Rangan, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

3 Citations (Scopus)


Mesostructured semiconducting non-oxidic materials were prepared by linking [Ge4Q10]4- (Q=S, Se) clusters with the square planar noble metal cations of Pd2+ and Pt2+ in the presence of cetylpyridinium surfactant molecules. The use of Pt2+ afforded materials with exceptionally high hexagonal pore order similar to those of high quality silica MCM-41. These materials are semiconductors with energy band gap in the range 1.8<Eg<2.5 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
EventNanophase and Nanocomposite Materials IV - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 26 2001Nov 29 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this