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Effect of varying reactant precursors on synthesis of nanostructured Iron disulphide (FeS2)

Gurpreet Kaur1, Bikramjeet Singh1, Paviter Singh1, Manpreet Kaur1, Anup Thakur2, Manjeet Kumar3, Rajni Bala4, Akshay Kumar1*

1Department of Nanotechnology, Advanced Functional Material Laboratory,

Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab 140406, India

2Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab 147002, India

3Department of Materials Engineering, Institute of Advanced Technology (DU), Pune 411025, India

4Department of Mathematics, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab 147002, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2017, 2 (2), 117-118

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2017/211

Publication Date (Web):05 February 2017

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Nontoxic and earth abundant nanostructured semiconductors have experienced wide attention of researchers recently. One of the more studied material is Iron pyrite (FeS2) owing many different promising applications. Herein, the synthesis of nanostructures by varying the reactant precursors of iron and sulphur has been reported. The molar ratio of iron and sulphur precursors play a crucial role in determining the quality of nanostructures. This work further advances synthesis with pyrite purity, structure control and then promotes use in photovoltaics, photocatalysis and photoelectrochemistry applications. Copyright © 2017 VBRI Press.


Iron disulphide, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, reactant precursors.