Synthesis characterization, and properties of nanocrystalline Cu2SnS3

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

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The preparation of nanocrystalline Cu2SnS3 at synthetic conditions of low temperature (<180°C) was first reported. Nanocrystalline Cu2SnS3 was directly synthesized from the reaction of CuCl2.2H2O with elemental tin and sulfur through a solvothermal process in ethylenediamine at 140-180°C for 15 h. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns, transmission electron microscope (TEM) images, and X-ray photoelectron spectra (XPS) were used to characterize the products. The mechanism of the formation of the Cu2SnS3 nanocrystals in the solvothermal process was proposed. The UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and the electric conductivity of products were also studied. (C) 2000 Academic Press.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • CuSnS
  • Electric conductivity
  • Ethylenediamine
  • Multicomponent chalcogenide
  • Nanocrystals
  • Solvothermal process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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