Benzene thermal conversion to nanocrystalline indium nitride from sulfide at low temperature

Jianping Xiao, Yi Xie, Rui Tang, Wei Luo

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Abstract

A benzene thermal conversion route has been successfully developed to prepare nanocrystalline indium nitride at 180-200 °C by choosing NaNH2 and In2S3 as novel nitrogen and indium sources. This route has been also extended to the synthesis of other group III nitrides. The product InN was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and high-resolution TEM, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy (IR). The optical properties of nanocrystalline InN were also recorded by means of UV-vis absorption spectroscopy and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, indicating that the as-prepared sample was within the quantum confinement regime. Finally, the formation mechanism was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-111
Number of pages5
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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