Precursors for PbTe, PbSe, SnTe, and SnSe synthesized using diphenyl dichalcogenides

Zhongyong Wang, Yuanyu Ma, Prathamesh B. Vartak, Robert Wang

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We create precursors for PbTe, PbSe, SnTe, and SnSe by reacting Pb or Sn with diphenyl dichalcogenides in a variety of different solvents. We then deposit PbSexTe1-x thin films using these precursors and measure their thermoelectric properties. Introducing Na-dopants into the films allows the thermoelectric properties to be varied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9055-9058
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number65
StatePublished - 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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