Size and shape controlled hydrothermal synthesis of kesterite Cu 2ZnSnS4 nanocrystals

Seung Wook Shin, Woo Ri Bae, Han Seung Yang, Chang Woo Hong, Hyo Rim Jung, M. P. Suryawanshi, K. V. Gurav, S. M. Pawar, P. S. Patil, Jeong Yong Lee, Jin Hyeok Kim

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Quaternary kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanocrystals (NCs) have been synthesized using a simple, size and shape tunable, and low-cost hydrothermal technique without using toxic chemicals. The size and shape of the kesterite CZTS NCs could be controlled by using different complexing agents including non-complexing agent, hydrazine hydrate, tri-sodium citrate (Na 3-citrate), and tetra-acetate disodium salt (Na2EDTA). The hydrothermally synthesized CZTS nanocrystals showed a kesterite structure, high optical absorption, and suitable band gap energy characteristics, indicating potential for application to thin film solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32530-32533
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number61
StatePublished - 2014


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