Tetrahedral zinc blende tin sulfide nano-and microcrystals

Eric C. Greyson, Jeremy E. Barton, Teri W Odom

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Abstract

The growth of 3D tetrahedral crystals of tin sulfide (SnS) with the zinc blend (ZB) structure was investigated. A morphological yield greater than 90% was achieved and 2D plates of SnS with an orthorhombic structure was produced by increasing the reaction temperature. Scanning electron micrographs (SEM) images revealed that the SnS particles were tetrahedral in shape. It was observed that the optical behavior of the tetrahedral particles emphasized the importance of the crystal structure on the properties of SnS. The formation of nanoparticles with crystal structures different from their bulk is important because it provides another strategy to obtain unique optical properties without confinement effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalSmall
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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Keywords

  • Chalcogenides
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Nanocrystals
  • Synthesis design
  • Tin

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  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Biotechnology
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Tetrahedral zinc blende tin sulfide nano-and microcrystals. / Greyson, Eric C.; Barton, Jeremy E.; Odom, Teri W.

In: Small, Vol. 2, No. 3, 03.2006, p. 368-371.

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Greyson, Eric C. ; Barton, Jeremy E. ; Odom, Teri W. / Tetrahedral zinc blende tin sulfide nano-and microcrystals. In: Small. 2006 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 368-371.
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