Urchinlike nanostructure of single-crystalline nanorods of Sb 2S 3 formed at mild reaction condition

Nilkamal Maiti, Sang Hyuk Im, Yong Hui Lee, Sang Il Seok

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Urchinlike nanostructure of well-defined Sb 2S 3 crystals of 3-4 μm in length and 30-150 nm in diameter oriented along [001] direction have been produced at a mild reaction temperature of 90 °C from SbCl 3 and S-methyl 3-phenyldithiocarbazate [C 6H 5NHNHC(S)SMe] in ethylene glycol medium. During the reaction, the amorphous Sb 2S 3 spheres of 1.4 μm in diameter were formed at early reaction stage and then crystalline nanorods were continuously grown at the surface of Sb 2S 3 spheres while transforming their morphology into urchinlike structure. The urchinlike Sb 2S 3 was composed of single-crystalline Sb 2S 3 nanorods, belong to the orthorhombic phase with cell parameters a = 11.307 Å, b = 11.278 Å, c = 3.847 Å and absorbed the light up to 750 nm-wavelength region. The urchinlike Sb 2S 3 architecture was applied to the photoelectrochemical cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4787-4791
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 26
Externally publishedYes


  • S-methyl 3-phenyldithiocarbazate
  • Sb S
  • solvothermal method
  • urchinlike structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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