A novel method for the preparation of III-V semiconductors: Sonochemical synthesis of InP nanocrystals

Bin Li, Yi Xie*, Jiaxing Huang, Yu Liu, Yitai Qian

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Abstract

A novel method for the preparation of III-V semiconductor has been provided in this paper. At room temperature, InP nanocrystals with diameter of ≈9 nm were successfully obtained under high-intensity ultrasonic irradiation for 4 h from the reaction of InCl3·4H2O, yellow phosphorus and KBH4 in the mixed solvents of ethanol and benzene. Changing some parameters can effectively control the size of the products and possible explanations were offered. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscope and electron diffraction pattern. The ultrasonic irradiation and the solvents are both important in the formation of the product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-334
Number of pages4
JournalUltrasonics Sonochemistry
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

Keywords

  • InP nanocrystals
  • Size control
  • Sonochemical synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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