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One-pot Synthesis of Soluble Nanoscale CIGS Photoactive Functional Materials

Ying Lin1, Yu Chen1*, Miao Feng12, Aixia Yan3* and Xiaodong Zhuang1

Author Affiliations

1 Lab for Advanced Materials, Department of Chemistry, East China University of Science and Technology, 130 Meilong Road, Shanghai, 200237, P.R. China

2 College of Materials Science and Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, 350002, P.R. China

3 State Key Laboratory of Chemical Resource Engineering, Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, P.O. Box 53, 15 BeiSanHuan East Road, Beijing, 100029, P.R. China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2007, 3:21-24  doi:10.1007/s11671-007-9108-y

Published: 4 December 2007

Abstract

Promising alternatives for solar energy utilization are thin film technologies involving various new materials. This contribution describes an easy and inexpensive synthetic method that can be used to prepare soluble nanoscale triphenyl phosphine-coordinated CIGS (TPP-CIGS) photoactive functional materials. This complex is stable in the solid state under the irradiation of the ambient light, but its solution becomes a little bit unstable under the illumination of the low intensity laser.

Keywords:
Nanomaterials; Optical materials; Gallium; Indium; Copper