Synthesis and photoelectric properties of Cu2ZnGeS4 and Cu2ZnGeSe4 single-crystalline nanowire arrays.

TitleSynthesis and photoelectric properties of Cu2ZnGeS4 and Cu2ZnGeSe4 single-crystalline nanowire arrays.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShi L, Yin P, Zhu H, Li Q
JournalLangmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
Volume29
Issue27
Pagination8713-7
Date Published2013 Jul 9
Abstract

Cu2ZnGeS4 (CZGS) and Cu2ZnGeSe4 (CZGSe) single crystalline nanowire arrays have been prepared via a convenient one-step nanoconfined solvothermal approach. The porous anodic aluminum oxide was used as a morphology directing template by offering nanospace in the AAO pores for confined solvothermal reaction. The structure, morphology, composition, and optical absorption properties of the as-prepared samples were characterized using X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy, and a UV-vis spectrophotometer. The CZGS and CZGSe films are found to have obvious photoelectric response, indicating their potential in the application of photovoltaic devices.

DOI10.1021/la401531r
Alternate JournalLangmuir