MRS Proceedings

Table of Contents - Volume  1324  - Symposium D – Compound Semiconductors for Energy Applications and Environmental Sustainability  

Editors : F. Shahedipour-Sandvik, L.D. Bell, K. Jones, B. Simpkins, D. Schaadt, M. Contreras


Morphology control of copper indium disulfide nanocrystals

2011 MRS Spring Meeting.

Marta Kruszynskaa1, Holger Borcherta1, Jürgen Parisia1 and Joanna Kolny-Olesiaka1

a1 University of Oldenburg, Department of Physics, Energy and Semiconductor Research Laboratory, Carl-von-Ossietzky-Str. 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany


In this report, we present a hot-injection strategy for the synthesis of CuInS2 (CIS) nanocrystals with hexagonal, pyramidal and nanorod shapes. For that purpose copper (I) and indium (III) acetates were dissolved in oleylamine as a high-boiling solvent. Tert-dodecanethiol (t-DDT) was used as a sulfur source. It was mixed with 1-dodecanothiol (1-DDT) and injected at a high temperature. The presence of the second dodecanethiol was necessary to control the growth of the synthesized nanocrystals. We observed a strong influence of the t-DDT amount on the morphology of the CIS nanocrystals. By the variation of the injected solution uniform CIS nanorods with different aspect ratio and size were obtained.

Key Words:

  • nanostructure;
  • morphology;
  • chemical synthesis