Single-source precursor route for the synthesis of EuS nanocrystals

Tihana Mirkovic, Margaret A. Hines, P. Sreekumari Nair, Gregory D. Scholes

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A single-source precursor synthetic route for the preparation of colloidal EuS nanocrystals is reported. By varying the decomposition conditions of the lanthanide complex, cube-, sphere-, or polygon-shaped nanocrystals with good colloidal stability are prepared. Size control is not achieved. It is demonstrated that chelating ligands incorporated into the precursor, for example, 1, 10- phenanthroline and 2,2′-bipyridine, are integrated, together with the stabilizing ligands trioctylphosphine and oleylamine, onto the nanocrystal surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3451-3456
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jun 28 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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