Title

Cu2ZnSiS4

Citation for published article

Yao, J., Takas, N. J., Schliefert, M. L., Paprocki, D. S., Blanchard, P. E. R., Gou, H., Mar, A., Exstrom, C. L., Darveau, S. A., Poudeu, P. F. P., & Aitken, J. A. (2011). Thermoelectric properties ofp-type CuInSe2chalcopyrites enhanced by introduction of manganese. Physical Review B, 84(7). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.84.075203

DOI

10.1107/S1600536811008889

Peer Reviewed

1

Document Type

Journal Article

School

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Primary Author Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Single crystals of Cu2ZnSiS4, dicopper(I) zinc silicon tetrasulfide, have been prepared via high-temperature solid-state synthesis. Cu2ZnSiS4 was found to have the wurtz-stannite structure type, like that of Li2CdGeS4, Li2CdSnS 4, and Cu2CdSiS4. Each sulfur anion is tetra-hedrally coordinated by two Cu cations, one Si cation, and one Zn cation, forming a three-dimensional honeycomb structure. When viewed along the c axis, the atoms are aligned in rows in which each cation alternates with the sulfur anions.

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