Title

Synthesis of a Novel Strontium-based Wide-bandgap Semiconductor Via X-ray Photochemistry under Extreme Conditions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2-2018

Publication Title

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Volume

6

Issue

46

First page number:

12473

Last page number:

12478

Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of a novel, low cost, amorphous wide-bandgap semiconductor via X-ray induced decomposition of strontium oxalate at high pressure have been demonstrated. By means of IR spectroscopy, the final product is identified as a mixture of strontium carbonate, strontium oxalate and CO-derived materials. Band gap measurements demonstrate that the final product exhibits a much lower band gap (2.45 eV) than the initial strontium oxalate powder (4.07 eV), suggesting that the synthesized material can be highly useful in electronic and optical applications.

Disciplines

Materials Chemistry

Language

English

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