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A high temperature route to the formation of highly pure quaternary chalcogenide particles

Benchikri, M. and Zaberca, Oana and El Ouatib, Rachida and Durand, Bernard and Oftinger, Frédéric and Balocchi, Andréa and Chane-Ching, Jean-Yves A high temperature route to the formation of highly pure quaternary chalcogenide particles. (2012) Materials Letters, 68. 340-343. ISSN 0167-577X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2011.10.105


A process route to the fabrication of quaternary chalcogenides (Cu2CoSnS4, Cu2ZnSnS4) particles is proposed in molten KSCN at 400 °C. This high temperature route allows the formation of highly pure and highly crystallized quaternary chalcogenides particles. Control of primary crystallites size is demonstrated by altering the chemical homogeneity of the precursors. This method could be exploited to prepare building blocks for the fabrication of low-cost solar cell absorbers.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.sciencedirect.com The original PDF can be found at Materials Letters website: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167577X11012717
HAL Id:hal-00864099
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université Hassan II Casablanca - UH2C (MOROCCO)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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