We report a phosphine-free synthesis of p-type copper(I) selenide nanocrystals by a colloidal approach in a mixture of oleylamine and 1-octadecene. The nanocrystals had a cuboctahedral shape and cubic berzelianite phase. Films of these nonstoichiometric copper-deficient Cu2-xSe nanocrystals were highly conductive and showed high absorption coefficient in the near-infrared region. These nanocrystals could be used as hole-injection layers in optoelectronic devices.
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- Colloid and Surface Chemistry