Molten Salt Synthesis and Characterization of CuIn(1-x)GaxS2 (x ≤0.3) Nanoparticles

  • M. Benchikhi
  • R. El Ouatib
  • S. Guillemet-Fritsch
  • L. Er-Rakho
  • B. Durand

Abstract

Solid solutions CuIn(1-x)GaxS2 (x ≤ 0.3)were synthesized, with a yield of 70%, by reaction in molten KSCN at 400°C for 24h of CuCl2, InCl3 and GaCl3 with a ratio KSCN/Cu=15. The homogeneous solid solutions obtained are formed of nano-sized grains (70–100nm), with a specific surface area of 6.5 m2 /g and a band gap between 1.5 and 1.8 eV.

Published
2018-05-09
How to Cite
BENCHIKHI, M. et al. Molten Salt Synthesis and Characterization of CuIn(1-x)GaxS2 (x ≤0.3) Nanoparticles. GSTF Journal of Chemical Sciences (JChem), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, may 2018. ISSN 2339-5079. Available at: <http://dl6.globalstf.org/index.php/JChem/article/view/1458>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2018.