Facile synthesis of nanoparticles of the molecule-based superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)<inf>2</inf>Cu(NCS)<inf>2</inf>

Benoît Cormary, Christophe Faulmann, Dominique de Caro, Lydie Valade, Pascale de Caro, Belén Ballesteros, Jordi Fraxedas

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    Abstract

    © 2018 Académie des sciences Well-dispersed roughly spherical nano-objects of the molecule-based superconductor κ-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu(NCS)2 have been prepared in an organic solution by using an easy synthetic route. Long alkyl-chain aconitate esters have been used as growth controlling agents. Nano-objects exhibiting sizes in the 35–120 nm range are made of aggregated individual smaller nanoparticles ranging from 3 to 10 nm. Nanoparticle powders have been studied by X-ray diffraction, high resolution electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy in the conductivity mode.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)809-813
    JournalComptes Rendus Chimie
    Volume21
    Issue number9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018

    Keywords

    • Donor–acceptor systems
    • Electron microscopy
    • Nanostructures
    • Superconductors

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