Controlling morphology and crystallite size of Cu(In0.7Ga 0.3)Se2 nano-crystals synthesized using a heating-up method

Wei Hsiang Hsu, Hsing I. Hsiang, Chih Ta Chia, Fu Su Yen

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CuIn0.7Ga0.3Se2(CIGS) nano-crystals were successfully synthesized via a heating-up process. The non-coordinating solvent (1-octadecene) and selenium/cations ratio effects on the crystalline phase and crystallite size of CIGS nano-crystallites were investigated. It was observed that the CIGS nano-crystallite morphology changed from sheet into spherical shape as the amount of 1-octadecene addition was increased. CIGS nano-crystals were obtained in 9-20 nm sizes as the selenium/cations ratio increased. These results suggest that the monomer reactivity in the solution can be adjusted by changing the solvent type and selenium/cations ratio, hence affecting the crystallite size and distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Copper indium gallium diselenide
  • Heating-up process
  • Nano-crystals
  • Size controlled

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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