Temperature driven reactant solubilization synthesis of BiCuOSe

Evan S. Stampler, William C. Sheets, Mariana I. Bertoni, Wilfrid Prellier, Thomas O. Mason, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Phase-pure BiCuOSe, which is isostructural to the layered p-type transparent conductor LaCuOS, has been synthesized in high yield by a single-step hydrothermal reaction at low temperature (250°C) and pressure (<20 atm). A moderate reaction temperature of 250°C was sufficiently high to solubilize both Bi2O3 and Cu2O and stabilize monovalent copper and low enough to impede the oxidation of dianionic selenium. BiCuOSe exhibits a relatively high electrical conductivity (σ ≈ 3.3 S cm-1) and a reduced band gap (Eg = 0.75 eV), which compare favorably with the optoelectronic properties of BiCuOS and the cerium-based oxysulfides, CeAgOS and CeCuOS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10009-10016
Number of pages8
JournalInorganic chemistry
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 3 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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