Synthesis and optical properties of cubic In2S3 hollow nanospheres

Yi Liu, Meng Zhang, Yongqian Gao, Rui Zhang, Yitai Qian

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The cubic β-In2S3 hollow nanospheres was fabricated via two-step solvothermal approaches using InCl3·4H2O, CS2, and thioacetamide (C2H5NS) as the starting materials. The as-prepared cubic β-In2S3 possessed hollow nanosphere structures, whose outward diameters and shells are -75 and 20 nm, respectively. The samples were characterized by XRD, FESEM, TEM, SAED, and HRTEM. The optical properties of the cubic β-In2S3 hollow nanospheres were also investigated. UV-vis (280 nm) and PL (367 nm) spectra indicate that there exists obvious blue shift compared with the In2S3 bulk materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 15 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical properties

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