Synthesis of CIS (CuInSe2) Based Materials for Solar Applications

Soydan A. M., Yilmaz P., Tunaboylu B.

JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.2018, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2018
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2018/5187960
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Marmara University Affiliated: No


Nanopowders of copper indium diselenide were produced with five different organic solvents: ethylenediamine, triethanolamine, oleylamine, oleic acid, and polyetheramine. We successfully synthesized pure CIS nanopowders at a temperature of 240 degrees C at three different durations of 10 h, 20 h, and 40 h with a one-step process. This shorter time method offers important cost advantages in manufacturing. Polyetheramine and oleic acid were used for the first time in literature for CIS synthesis in an autoclave.