Ligand mediated synthesis of AgInSe2 nanoparticles with tetragonal/orthorhombic crystal phases
Janković, Ivana A.
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Nanosized AgInSe2 particles (d similar to 7-25 nm) were synthesized using colloidal chemistry method at 270 degrees C. As solvents/surface ligands 1-octadecene, trioctylphosphine, and oleylamine were used. It was shown that choice of ligand has crucial impact not only on final crystal phase of nanoparticles, but also at mechanism of crystal growth. X-ray diffraction and TEM/HRTEM techniques were used to identify obtained crystal phases and to measure average size and shape of nanoparticles. UV/Vis data were used to estimate band-gap energies of obtained samples. It was shown that presented routes can provide synthesis of nanoparticles with desired crystal phase (tetragonal and/or orthorhombic), with band-gap energies in the range from 1.25 to 1.53 eV.