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Recent Findings from Ministry of Education Has Provided New Information about Nanoplates (One-pot controllable synthesis of wurtzite CuInS2...

July 4, 2014



Recent Findings from Ministry of Education Has Provided New Information about Nanoplates (One-pot controllable synthesis of wurtzite CuInS2 nanoplates)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- New research on Nanoplates is the subject of a report. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Wurtzite CuInS2 nanoplates have been synthesized using a simple one-pot colloidal chemical method, which is a direct heating process without any injection and pre-synthesis of any metal precursors."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Ministry of Education, "The transmission electron microscopy (TEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) have been employed to characterize their morphology, crystalline phase, and composition, respectively. By changing the reaction conditions, such as reaction time, reaction temperatures and the Cu:In precursors ratio, the nanoplate thickness and composition can be tailored effectively."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "By monitoring the growth process of the as-obtained CuInS2 nanoplates, it found that the monoclinic Cu1.94S nanocrystals were firstly formed and gradually transformed to CuInS2 nanoplates with the increasing reaction time. ."

For more information on this research see: One-pot controllable synthesis of wurtzite CuInS2 nanoplates. Applied Surface Science, 2014;307():489-494. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from Z. Yin, Beijing JiaoTong Univ, Minist Educ, Key Lab Luminescence & Opt Informat, Beijing 100044, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Z.L. Hu, H.H. Ye, F. Teng, C.H. Yang and A.W. Tang (see also Nanoplates).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Nanoplates, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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