Synthesis and hybridization of CuInS2 nanocrystals for emerging applications

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Author(s)

  • Bing Chen
  • Weilin Zheng
  • Fengjun Chun
  • Xiuwen Xu
  • Qiang Zhao

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8374-8409
Journal / PublicationChemical Society Reviews
Volume52
Issue number23
Online published10 Nov 2023
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2023

Abstract

Copper indium sulfide (CuInS2) is a ternary A(I)B(III)X(VI)2-type semiconductor featuring a direct bandgap with a high absorption coefficient. In attempts to explore their practical applications, nanoscale CuInS2 has been synthesized with crystal sizes down to the quantum confinement regime. The merits of CuInS2 nanocrystals (NCs) include wide emission tunability, a large Stokes shift, long decay time, and eco-friendliness, making them promising candidates in photoelectronics and photovoltaics. Over the past two decades, advances in wet-chemistry synthesis have achieved rational control over cation-anion reactivity during the preparation of colloidal CuInS2 NCs and post-synthesis cation exchange. The precise nano-synthesis coupled with a series of hybridization strategies has given birth to a library of CuInS2 NCs with highly customizable photophysical properties. This review article focuses on the recent development of CuInS2 NCs enabled by advanced synthetic and hybridization techniques. We show that the state-of-the-art CuInS2 NCs play significant roles in optoelectronic and biomedical applications. © 2023 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Synthesis and hybridization of CuInS2 nanocrystals for emerging applications. / Chen, Bing; Zheng, Weilin; Chun, Fengjun et al.
In: Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 52, No. 23, 07.12.2023, p. 8374-8409.

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