Ternary Metal Chalcogenides

Ternary metal chalcogenides (TMCs) represent a highly promising class of materials with diverse applications including solar cells, thermoelectrics, gas sensors, batteries, and more. However, growing TMC nanocrystals with specific phases or compositions poses a significant challenge influenced by factors such as precursor selection, precursor ratios, ligands, and reaction temperature. Another complexity arises from the presence of defects such as vacancies, interstitials, and dislocations in TMCs, which can either benefit or impair their performance in specific applications.

Our research aims to unravel the growth mechanisms of TMCs, enabling us to tailor their structural and electronic properties to meet specific requirements. As our understanding of TMCs advances, we anticipate further advancements in the development of these materials with tailored properties.