Synthesis and Application of AgBiS2and Ag2S Nanoinks for the Production of IR Photodetectors

Tatsuya Nakazawa, Donghyun Kim, Yusuke Oshima, Hiroki Sato, Jusang Park, Hyungjun Kim

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Nanoinks composed of quantum dots (QDs) are applied in light-receiving devices and light-emitting devices such as solar cells and displays. However, since the most widely used QDs, PbS and CdS, are toxic and environmentally concerning, alternative materials need to be developed. We synthesized and analyzed Ag chalcogenide nanoparticles, including AgBiS2 and Ag2S nanoparticles, which are eco-friendly materials. AgBiS2 and Ag2S QD films were prepared by spin-coating nanoparticle solutions and subsequent heat treatment. The effects of the heat treatment on residual ligands and photoluminescence were determined by surface analysis. The photocurrent response of the AgBiS2 and Ag2S QD films was measured in the near-infrared region, and the effect of the heat treatment temperature was investigated. The results indicate that AgBiS2 and Ag2S are prospective materials for near-infrared photodetectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20710-20718
Number of pages9
JournalACS Omega
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 10

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K.

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© 2021 The Authors. Published by American Chemical Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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