(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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Chemistry
- Solid-state structures