The CVD of silver sulfide and silver thin films from a homoleptic crystalline single-source precursor

Arunkumar Panneerselvam, Mohammad A. Malik, Paul O'Brien, James Raftery

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    Abstract

    The complex [Ag3{(SPiPr2) 6N3}]2 has been synthesised by the reaction of sodium dithioimidodiphosphinate salt with silver nitrate in anhydrous methanol. Single crystal X-ray diffraction studys showed that the unit cell contains two independent trimeric molecules [Ag{(SPiPr2) 2N}]3 and [Ag{(SPiPr2) 2N}]3·CHCl3; the former adopting a chair conformation and the later a half-chair conformation. Aerosol assisted chemical vapour deposition (AACVD) from this precursor gave a mixture of silver sulfide and silver thin films or pure silver films depending upon the deposition temperature. As-deposited films were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and ultra-violet/visible (UV/Vis) spectroscopy. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2008.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3264-3269
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
    Volume18
    Issue number27
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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