MICROWAVE-ASSISTED SOLVOTHERMAL SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOSTRUCTURED CU2SNS3 ARCHITECTURES

1 MACHOVSKY Michal
Co-authors:
1 MASAR Milan 1 PASTOREK Miroslav 1 URBANEK Pavel 1 KURITKA Ivo
Institution:
1 Centre of Polymer Systems, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, trida Tomase Bati 5678, 760 01 Zlin, Czech Republic, machovsky@cps.utb.cz
Conference:
7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, October 14th - 16th 2015
Proceedings:
Proceedings 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials - Research & Application
Pages:
174-177
ISBN:
978-80-87294-59-8
ISSN:
2694-930X
Published:
11th January 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The ternary Cu-Sn-S system, as an important I-IV-VI group semiconductor with small or mid band-gap, have attracted great attention owing to broad application in photovoltaic devices and H2 evolution under visible light irradiation. In this contribution, Cu2SnS3 nanostructures were successfully synthesized by microwave-assisted solvothermal route in a short time, using CuCl2.2H2O, SnCl2.2H2O and thiourea as starting chemicals. The influence of solvent on structure, morphology and optical properties of the as-prepared samples were characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The morphology of products can be tuned from flower-like to sphere-like by using diethyleneglycol instead of ethyleneglycol as a solvent, while the cubic crystal structure remain unchanged.

Keywords: Microwave, solvothermal, synthesis, Cu2SnS3, nanostructure
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