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

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Funding Information:
Financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the 973 Project of China (2005CB623601) is greatly appreciated. The author thanks Dr. Xiangying Chen at Hefei University of Technology for his helpful discussion.


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical properties


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