Duan Research Group

Hetero-integrated Nanostructures and Nanodevices


Solvothermal reduction synthesis of InSb nanocrystals

Y. Li, Z.Wang, X. Duan, G. Zhang, and C. Wang

Adv. Mater. 13, 145-148 (2001)

Group III–V compound semiconductors are used widely in electronic and optoelectronic applications. Of this group of materials, indium antimonide is particularly well suited for use in high-speed devices as it has a small bandgap and the largest room-temperature carrier mobility. Here, a new method for the synthesis of InSb (and related GaSb) is presented that sidesteps many of the problems of current methods, for example, high temperatures, air stability, or general complexity.
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