These authors contributed equally to this work.
Alloyed (ZnS)x(CuInS2)1−x Semiconductor Nanorods: Synthesis, Bandgap Tuning and Photocatalytic Properties
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Chemistry - A European Journal
Volume 18, Issue 36, pages 11258–11263, September 3, 2012
How to Cite
Ye, C., Regulacio, M. D., Lim, S. H., Xu, Q.-H. and Han, M.-Y. (2012), Alloyed (ZnS)x(CuInS2)1−x Semiconductor Nanorods: Synthesis, Bandgap Tuning and Photocatalytic Properties. Chem. Eur. J., 18: 11258–11263. doi: 10.1002/chem.201201626
- Issue published online: 24 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 2 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 9 MAY 2012
- NUS NanoCore PhD Scholarship
Rod-like nanocrystals of the semiconductor alloy (ZnS)x(CuInS2)1−x (ZCIS) have been colloidally prepared by using a one-pot non-injection-based synthetic strategy. The ZCIS nanorods crystallize in the hexagonal wurtzite structure and display preferential growth in the direction of the c axis. The bandgap of these quarternary alloyed nanorods can be conveniently tuned by varying the ratio of ZnS to CuInS2. A non-linear relationship between the bandgap and the alloy composition is observed. The ZCIS nanorods are found to exhibit promising photocatalytic behaviour in visible-light-driven degradation of Rhodamine B.