Colloidal synthesis of non-equilibrium wurtzite-type MnSe

Ian T. Sines, Rajiv Misra, Peter Schiffer, Raymond E. Schaak

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(Figure Presented) Stabilizing an elusive phase: The wurtzite polymorph of the magnetic semiconductor MnSe, which is also the x= 1 end member of the widely studied Zn1-x MnxSe solid solution, was synthesized in high yield for the first time as colloidal nanoparticles using a solution chemistry technique at low temperature (see pictures). Nanoparticles of wurtzite-type MnSe have an optical bandgap of approximately 3.5-3.8 eV and show evidence of antiferromagnetic ordering at 64 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4638-4640
Number of pages3
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
StatePublished - Jun 21 2010
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


  • Chalcogens
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymorphism
  • Semiconductors
  • Solid-state structures


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