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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2018, Article ID 5187960, 7 pages
Research Article

Synthesis of CIS (CuInSe2) Based Materials for Solar Applications

1Institute of Energy Technologies, Gebze Technical University, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey
2Institute of Nanotechnology, Gebze Technical University, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey
3Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Sehir University, Dragos Kampusu Orhantepe Mahallesi, Turgut Ozal Bulvarı, No. 21, Dragos, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Ali Murat Soydan; rt.ude.utg@nadyosa

Received 25 August 2017; Accepted 12 November 2017; Published 9 January 2018

Academic Editor: Ewa Schab-Balcerzak

Copyright © 2018 Ali Murat Soydan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nanopowders of copper indium diselenide were produced with five different organic solvents: ethylenediamine, triethanolamine, oleylamine, oleic acid, and polyetheramine. We successfully synthesized pure CIS nanopowders at a temperature of 240°C at three different durations of 10 h, 20 h, and 40 h with a one-step process. This shorter time method offers important cost advantages in manufacturing. Polyetheramine and oleic acid were used for the first time in literature for CIS synthesis in an autoclave.