Facile synthesis of silver chalcogenide (Ag2E; E = Se, S, Te) semiconductor nanocrystals

Ayaskanta Sahu, Lejun Qi, Moon Sung Kang, Donna Deng, David J. Norris

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Abstract

A general, one-pot, single-step method for producing colloidal silver chalcogenide (Ag2E; E = Se, S, Te) nanocrystals is presented, with an emphasis on Ag2Se. The method avoids exotic chemicals, high temperatures, and high pressures and requires only a few minutes of reaction time. While Ag2S and Ag2Te are formed in their low-temperature monoclinic phases, Ag2Se is obtained in a metastable tetragonal phase not observed in the bulk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6509-6512
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume133
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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