Journal of Nanomaterials

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Retraction | Open Access

Volume 2021 |Article ID 6040219 |

Journal of Nanomaterials, "Retracted: Chemical Bath Deposition of PbS:Hg2+ Nanocrystalline Thin Films", Journal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2021, Article ID 6040219, 1 page, 2021.

Retracted: Chemical Bath Deposition of PbS:Hg2+ Nanocrystalline Thin Films

Received16 Dec 2020
Accepted16 Dec 2020
Published29 Jan 2021

Journal of Nanomaterials has retracted the article titled “Chemical Bath Deposition of PbS:Hg2+ Nanocrystalline Thin Films” [1]. As originally raised on PubPeer [2], the article was found to have concerns with some of the Figures. A summary of the concerns is as follows: (i)Two figures are the same as those in a previous publication [3], despite different doping agents being described in each article (this article used mercury, while [3] used bismuth). Figure 3 is identical to Figure 6 in [2] and Figure 1a is identical to Figure 2(a) in [3].(ii)Figures 1a, 1b, and 1c are identical to figures in two previous publications, Figures 2b, 2d, and 2f in [4] and the right-hand panels of Figure 2 in [5]. Nickel is stated as the doping agent for [4, 5], while in [1] it is stated as mercury

The journal and the editorial board are retracting the article due to concerns that the data in this article are not reliable. The authors do not agree to retraction.


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