CZTSxSe1−x nanocrystals: Composition dependent method of preparation, morphological characterization and cyclic voltammetry data analysis

Published on Sep 1, 2016in Data in Brief
· DOI :10.1016/J.DIB.2016.07.026
Yogesh Jadhav7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Savitribai Phule Pune University),
Pragati Thakur8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Savitribai Phule Pune University),
Santosh K. Haram29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Savitribai Phule Pune University)
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Abstract
In this article, synthesis procedures of preparation of copper zinc tin sulpho-selenide (CZTSxSe1−x) alloy nanocrystals and the data acquired for the material characterization are presented. This data article is related to the research article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2016.06.030 (Jadhav et al., 2016) [1]. FTIR data have been presented which helped in confirmation of adsorption of oleylamine on CZTSxSe1−x. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) data have been presented which have been used to reveal the morphological details of the nanocrystals. The Energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX) based elemental mapping data has been presented to confirm the elemental composition of nanocrystals. Procedure for the preparation of CZTSxSe1−x based working electrode for the CV measurements have been given. The summary table for the optical, electrochemical band gaps, valance and conduction band edges as a function of composition are listed for the ready reference.
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