In the synthesis of colloidal PbS nanosheets, the supernatant of the reaction solution is reused to boost the lead conversion efficiency. It doubles the conversion efficiency of the lead precursors to the PbS nanosheets. The nanosheets synthesized by reusing the supernatant have similar morphology, nearly identical thickness, and optical properties as the original ones, confirmed by transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. This method reduces the toxic Pb-containing waste during the synthesis, a step toward the green and scalable synthesis of colloidal 2D PbS nanosheets.
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Weeraddana, Tharaka MDS; Roach, Adam; Premathilaka, Shashini M.; Tang, Yiteng; Fox, Jordan; and Sun, Liangfeng, "Boost the Lead Conversion Efficiency for the Synthesis of Colloidal 2D PbS Nanosheets" (2022). Physics and Astronomy Faculty Publications. 18.
Physica Status Solidi A Applications and Materials Science