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Copper Iron Chalcogenide Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Energy and Optoelectronics Applications—State of the Art, Challenges, and Future Potential

Bhattacharyya, B and Balischewski, C and Pacholski, C and Pandey, A and Bald, I and Taubert, A (2023) Copper Iron Chalcogenide Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Energy and Optoelectronics Applications—State of the Art, Challenges, and Future Potential. In: Advanced Optical Materials .

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.202202411


I-III-VI2 semiconductor nanocrystals have been explored in countless optoelectronics and green energy applications. While indium-based compounds are arguably the best-known variants of these semiconductors and have been widely studied for their photophysical properties, other I-III-VI2 semiconductors are emerging as serious competitors. This review focuses on the current state of the art and recent progress made in the research and technology of one of the most promising competitors to indium-based I-III-VI2 semiconductor nanocrystals, CuFeS2 nanocrystals. CuFeS2 is a promising alternative to indium-based systems, mostly because many properties are competitive and because iron is much more abundant than indium. Replacing In(III) with Fe(III) would thus significantly alleviate the issue of raw material availability. The article highlights new synthesis approaches and summarizes and discusses advanced optical properties including surface plasmon resonance and luminescence properties. Moreover, potential applications in thermoelectric, photodetection, photothermal, and photovoltaics are illustrated and discussed. Finally, future perspectives for materials development, upscaling, and application in new processes and devices, such as self-assembly, patterning, or plasmonic catalysis, are presented as well. © 2023 The Authors. Advanced Optical Materials published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Advanced Optical Materials
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons Inc.
Keywords: Copper compounds; Indium sulfide; Luminescence; Nanocrystals; Optical properties; Plasmonics; Surface plasmon resonance, Chalcogenide semiconductors; Chalcopyrite; Energy applications; Energy materials; Green energy; Green energy material; Optoelectronic applications; Semiconductor nanocrystals; State of the art; Thermoelectric, Sulfur compounds
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2023 03:59
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2023 03:59
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80563

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