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Bismuth Selenide

CAS 12068-69-8

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Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Bi2Se3 12068-69-8 24864986 6379269 MFCD00014200 235-104-7 selenium; selenoxobismuth N/A [BiH3+3].[BiH3+3].[Se-2].[Se-2].[Se-2] InChI=1S/2Bi.3

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Melting Point Boiling Point Density Exact Mass Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
Bi2Se3 654.84 Dull Grey 706 °C
(1303 °F)
N/A 6.82 g/cm3 657.710331 657.710388 Da 0 Safety Data Sheet

Selenide IonBismuth Selenide is a crystalline solid used as a semiconductor and in photo optic applications. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Bismuth (Bi) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Bismuth (atomic symbol: Bi, atomic number: 83) is a Block P, Group 15, Period 6 element with an atomic radius of 208.98040. The number of electrons in each of Bismuth's shells is 2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 5 and its electron configuration is [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p3. Bismuth Bohr ModelThe bismuth atom has a radius of 156 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 207 pm. In its elemental form, bismuth is a silvery white brittle metal. Bismuth is the most diamagnetic of all metals and, with the exception of mercury, its thermal conductivity is lower than any other metal. Elemental Bismuth Bismuth has a high electrical resistance, and has the highest Hall Effect of any metal (i.e., greatest increase in electrical resistance when placed in a magnetic field). Bismuth is found in bismuthinite and bismite It is also produced as a byproduct of lead, copper, tin, molybdenum and tungsten extraction. Bismuth was first discovered by Early Man. The name Bismuth originates from the German word 'wissmuth,' meaning white mass. For more information on bismuth, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of bismuth products, visit the Bismuth element page.

Selenium Bohr ModelSelenide(Se) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbolSelenium (atomic symbol: Se, atomic number: 34) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 4 element with an atomic radius of 78.96. The number of electrons in each of Selenium's shells is 2, 8, 18, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p4. The selenium atom has a radius of 120 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 190 pm. Selenium is a non-metal with several allotropes: a black, vitreous form with an irregular crystal structure; three red-colored forms with monoclinic crystal structures; and a gray form with a hexagonal crystal structure, the most stable and dense form of the element. Elemental Selenium One of the mose common uses for selenium is in glass production; the red tint that it lends to glass neutralizes green or yellow tints from impurities in the glass materials. Selenium was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Johann Gottlieb Gahn in 1817. The origin of the name Selenium comes from the Greek word "Selênê," meaning moon. For more information on selenium, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of selenium products, visit the Selenium element page.

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Bismuth(3+) selenide (2:3), guanajuatite, selenium; selenoxobismuth, Bismuth(III) selenide, selanylidenebismuth; selenium, dibismuth selenium(2-), Dibismuth triselenide, selenium; selenoxobismuth

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Recent Research & Development for Bismuth

  • Thermal Decomposition of Bismuth Oxysulfide from Photoelectric Bi2O2S to Superconducting Bi4O4S3. Xian Zhang, Yufeng Liu, Ganghua Zhang, Yingqi Wang, Hui Zhang, and Fuqiang Huang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: February 3, 2015
  • Electrospun Bismuth Ferrite Nanofibers for Potential Applications in Ferroelectric Photovoltaic Devices. Linfeng Fei, Yongming Hu, Xing Li, Ruobing Song, Li Sun, Haitao Huang, Haoshuang Gu, Helen L. W. Chan, and Yu Wang. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: January 26, 2015
  • Indirect Bandgap and Optical Properties of Monoclinic Bismuth Vanadate. Jason K. Cooper, Sheraz Gul, Francesca M. Toma, Le Chen, Yi-Sheng Liu, Jinghua Guo, Joel W. Ager, Junko Yano, and Ian D. Sharp. J. Phys. Chem. C: January 15, 2015
  • Reactivity of N,C,N-Chelated Antimony(III) and Bismuth(III) Chlorides with Lithium Reagents: Addition vs Substitution. Iva Vránová, Roman Jambor, Aleš R?ži?ka, Robert Jirásko, and Libor Dostál. Organometallics: January 6, 2015
  • Bismuth Sulfide Nanorods as a Precision Nanomedicine for in Vivo Multimodal Imaging-Guided Photothermal Therapy of Tumor. Jing Liu, Xiaopeng Zheng, Liang Yan, Liangjun Zhou, Gan Tian, Wenyan Yin, Liming Wang, Ying Liu, Zhongbo Hu, Zhanjun Gu, Chunying Chen, and Yuliang Zhao. ACS Nano: January 5, 2015
  • Oxygen Vacancy Induced Bismuth Oxyiodide with Remarkably Increased Visible-Light Absorption and Superior Photocatalytic Performance. Yongchao Huang, Haibo Li, Muhammad-Sadeeq Balogun, Wenyue Liu, Yexiang Tong, Xihong Lu, and Hongbing Ji. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: December 1, 2014
  • Investigation of New Alkali Bismuth Oxosulfates and Oxophosphates with Original Topologies of Oxo-Centered Units. Minfeng Lü, Marie Colmont, Marielle Huvé, Isabelle De Waele, Christine Terryn, Almaz Aliev, and Olivier Mentré. Inorg. Chem.: October 31, 2014
  • Low-Lying Electronic States in Bismuth Trimer Bi3 As Revealed by Laser-Induced NIR Emission Spectroscopy in Solid Ne. Tomonari Wakabayashi, Yoriko Wada, Kyo Nakajima, Yusuke Morisawa, Susumu Kuma, Yuki Miyamoto, Noboru Sasao, Motohiko Yoshimura, Tohru Sato, and Kentarou Kawaguchi. J. Phys. Chem. A: October 30, 2014
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition of Epitaxial and Polycrystalline Bismuth Vanadate Thin Films. Alexander J. E. Rettie, Shirin Mozaffari, Martin D. McDaniel, Kristen N. Pearson, John G. Ekerdt, John T. Markert, and C. Buddie Mullins. J. Phys. Chem. C: October 29, 2014
  • Gravimetric Analysis of Bismuth in Bismuth Subsalicylate Tablets: A Versatile Quantitative Experiment for Undergraduate Laboratories. Eric Davis, Ken Cheung, Steve Pauls, Jonathan Dick, Elijah Roth, Nicole Zalewski, Christopher Veldhuizen, and Joel Coeler. J. Chem. Educ.: 41935

Recent Research & Development for Selenides

  • Lifetime, Mobility, and Diffusion of Photoexcited Carriers in Ligand-Exchanged Lead Selenide Nanocrystal Films Measured by Time-Resolved Terahertz Spectroscopy. Glenn W. Guglietta, Benjamin T. Diroll, E. Ashley Gaulding, Julia L. Fordham, Siming Li, Christopher B. Murray, and Jason B. Baxter. ACS Nano: February 2, 2015
  • Soft Chemical Control of Superconductivity in Lithium Iron Selenide Hydroxides Li1–xFex(OH)Fe1–ySe. Hualei Sun, Daniel N. Woodruff, Simon J. Cassidy, Genevieve M. Allcroft, Stefan J. Sedlmaier, Amber L. Thompson, Paul A. Bingham, Susan D. Forder, Simon Cartenet, Nicolas Mary, Silvia Ramos, Francesca R. Foronda, Benjamin H. Williams, Xiaodong Li, Stephen J. Blundell, and Simon J. Clarke. Inorg. Chem.: January 23, 2015
  • Efficient and Ultrafast Formation of Long-Lived Charge-Transfer Exciton State in Atomically Thin Cadmium Selenide/Cadmium Telluride Type-II Heteronanosheets. Kaifeng Wu, Qiuyang Li, Yanyan Jia, James R. McBride, Zhao-xiong Xie, and Tianquan Lian. ACS Nano: December 30, 2014
  • Tailoring the Exciton Fine Structure of Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystals with Shape Anisotropy and Magnetic Field. Chiara Sinito, Mark J. Fernée, Serguei V. Goupalov, Paul Mulvaney, Philippe Tamarat, and Brahim Lounis. ACS Nano: October 20, 2014
  • Thin-Film Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Solar Cell Based on Low-Temperature All-Printing Process. Manjeet Singh, Jinting Jiu, Tohru Sugahara, and Katsuaki Suganuma. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: September 2, 2014
  • Germanium and Tin Selenide Nanocrystals for High-Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries: Comparative Phase Conversion of Germanium and Tin. Hyung Soon Im, Young Rok Lim, Yong Jae Cho, Jeunghee Park, Eun Hee Cha, and Hong Seok Kang. J. Phys. Chem. C: September 1, 2014
  • Dynamic Observation of Phase Transformation Behaviors in Indium(III) Selenide Nanowire Based Phase Change Memory. Yu-Ting Huang, Chun-Wei Huang, Jui-Yuan Chen, Yi-Hsin Ting, Kuo-Chang Lu, Yu-Lun Chueh, and Wen-Wei Wu. ACS Nano: August 18, 2014
  • Electrical Transport and Grain Growth in Solution-Cast, Chloride-Terminated Cadmium Selenide Nanocrystal Thin Films. Zachariah M. Norman, Nicholas C. Anderson, and Jonathan S. Owen. ACS Nano: June 24, 2014
  • Fluorescence Enhancement of Cadmium Selenide Quantum Dots Assembled on Silver Nanoparticles and Its Application to Glucose Detection. Yecang Tang, Qian Yang, Ting Wu, Li Liu, Yi Ding, and Bo Yu. Langmuir: May 19, 2014
  • Wide Range Photodetector Based on Catalyst Free Grown Indium Selenide Microwires. Zulfiqar Ali, Misbah Mirza, Chuanbao Cao, Faheem K. Butt, M. Tanveer, Muhammad Tahir, Imran Aslam, Faryal Idrees, and Muhammad Safdar. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces: May 17, 2014