High-Density Chemical Intercalation of Zero-Valent Copper into Bi 2 Se 3 Nanoribbons

Kristie J. Koski, Judy J. Cha, Bryan W. Reed, Colin D. Wessells, Desheng Kong, Yi Cui

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A major goal of intercalation chemistry is to intercalate high densities of guest species without disrupting the host lattice. Many intercalant concentrations, however, are limited by the charge of the guest species. Here we have developed a general solution-based chemical method for intercalating extraordinarily high densities of zero-valent copper metal into layered Bi 2Se 3 nanoribbons. Up to 60 atom % copper (Cu 7.5Bi 2Se 3) can be intercalated with no disruption to the host lattice using a solution disproportionation redox reaction. © 2012 American Chemical Society.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7584-7587
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
StatePublished - Apr 30 2012
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): KUS-11-001-12
Acknowledgements: Y.C. acknowledges support from a King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Investigator Award (KUS-11-001-12), the Keck Foundation, and the DARPA MESO Project (N66001-11-1-4105). B.W.R. was supported through grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Science and Engineering, and the work was performed under the auspices of DOE by LLNL under Contract DE-AC52-07NA27344.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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