Hexagonal Pore Organization in Mesostructured Metal Tin Sulfides Built with [Sn2S6]4- Cluster

Krishnaswamy K. Rangan, Pantelis N. Trikalitis, Christian Canlas, Thomas Bakas, David P. Weliky, Mercouri G. Kanatzidis*

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Abstract

We present the first report of hexagonally ordered mesostructured ternary metal tin sulfide materials along with their structure and optical properties. The new mesophases designated as (CP)xMySn2S6 (M = Zn2+, Cd2+, Ga3+) where synthesized by linking [Sn2S6]4- clusters with metal ions in the presence of cetylpyridinium (CP) surfactant molecules in formamide solution under basic conditions. The materials are semiconductors in the energy range 2.5 < Eg < 3.1 eV. The mesostructured (CP)xMySn2S6 show photoluminescence, when excited with light above the band gap.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-517
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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