About Selenides

Selenide Ion, Molecular StructureSelenides are compounds containing the selenide anion, Se2-. As selenium is a member of group 16 on the periodic table, it is considered a chalcogen, and selenide compounds belong to a class of compounds known as chalcogenides.

Alkali metal and alkaline earth chalcogenides are typically colorless, water-soluble compounds used primarily as reagents in chemical synthesis. In contrast, transition metal chalcogenides exhibit a more covalent bond character and useful electronic and optical properties, and many are brightly colored. These are the chalcogenides most often used directly as functional materials; they are found as pigments, catalysts, optical materials, phase change materials, solid electrolytes, or semiconductors. The properties of main-group chalcogenides are less generalizable, but like transition metal halides, they exhibit covalent bonding and many have direct applications. Many chalcogenides compounds occur naturally as minerals such as pyrite (iron sulfide) and calaverite (gold telluride).

Most commercially important selenides are inorganic semiconducting solids, and are found in a variety of optical and/or electronic applications. Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), which is a solid solution of copper indium selenide and copper gallium selenide, is an important thin-film solar cell material. Cadmium selenide is a well-researched material used primarily in the form of quantum dots for applications in solar cells, LEDs, and biofluorescent tagging. Lead selenide is a thermoelectric semiconductor that is widely used for infrared detectors in thermal imaging applications.

Additionally, there are a number of organic selenides that are used primarily in depositing thin films of selenium compounds through processes such as metal organic vapor epitaxy.

Recent Research & Development for Selenides

Room Temperature Intrinsic Ferromagnetism in Epitaxial Manganese Selenide Films in the Monolayer Limit., O'Hara, Dante J., Zhu Tiancong, Trout Amanda H., Ahmed Adam S., Luo Yunqiu Kelly, Lee Choong Hee, Brenner Mark R., Rajan Siddharth, Gupta Jay A., McComb David W., et al. , Nano Lett, 2018 May 09, Volume 18, Issue 5, p.3125-3131, (2018)

Complementary Characterization of Cu(In,Ga)Se₂ Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cells Using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, and Atom Probe Tomography., Jang, Yun Jung, Lee Jihye, Jeong Jeung-Hyun, Lee Kang-Bong, Kim Donghwan, and Lee Yeonhee , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 May 01, Volume 18, Issue 5, p.3548-3556, (2018)

Preparation and Characterization of WSe2 Nano-films by Magnetron Sputtering and Vacuum Selenization., Zhang, Yuxi, Wang Yuhua, Zhang Haijun, and Liang Feng , Nanotechnology, 2018 Mar 29, (2018)

Ferromagnetism in CVT grown tungsten diselenide single crystals with nickel doping., Habib, Muhammad, Muhammad Zahir, Khan Rashid, Wu Chuanqiang, Rehman Zia Ur, Zhou Yu, Liu Hengjie, and Song Li , Nanotechnology, 2018 Mar 16, Volume 29, Issue 11, p.115701, (2018)

Surfactant mediated synthesis of bismuth selenide thin films for photoelectrochemical solar cell applications., Desai, Neha D., Khot Kishorkumar V., Ghanwat Vishvanath B., Kharade Suvarta D., and Bhosale Popatrao N. , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2018 Mar 15, Volume 514, p.250-261, (2018)

Transmission Electron Microscope Nanosculpting of Topological Insulator Bismuth Selenide., Friedensen, Sarah E., Parkin William M., Mlack Jerome T., and Drndic Marija , ACS Nano, 2018 Jun 11, (2018)

Simultaneous Detection of Mitochondrial Hydrogen Selenide and Superoxide Anion in HepG2 Cells under Hypoxic Conditions., Cheng, Ranran, Kong Fanpeng, Tong Lili, Liu Xiaojun, Xu Kehua, and Tang Bo , Anal Chem, 2018 Jun 08, (2018)

Vapor transport deposition of antimony selenide thin film solar cells with 7.6% efficiency., Wen, Xixing, Chen Chao, Lu Shuaicheng, Li Kanghua, Kondrotas Rokas, Zhao Yang, Chen Wenhao, Gao Liang, Wang Chong, Zhang Jun, et al. , Nat Commun, 2018 Jun 05, Volume 9, Issue 1, p.2179, (2018)

Lithiation of Copper Selenide Nanocrystals., Banerjee, Progna, and Jain Prashant K. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2018 Jun 04, (2018)

Effect of Selenization Processes on CIGS Solar Cell Performance., Wu, C H., Wu P W., Chen J H., Kao J Y., and Hsu C Y. , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Jul 01, Volume 18, Issue 7, p.5074-5081, (2018)

Direct Observation of Semiconductor-Metal Phase Transition in Bilayer Tungsten Diselenide Induced by Potassium Surface Functionalization., Lei, Bo, Pan Yuanyuan, Hu Zehua, Zhang Jialin, Xiang Du, Zheng Yue, Guo Rui, Han Cheng, Wang Lianhui, Lu Jing, et al. , ACS Nano, 2018 Jan 25, (2018)

Selectively Plasmon-Enhanced Second-Harmonic Generation from Monolayer Tungsten Diselenide on Flexible Substrates., Wang, Zhuo, Dong Zhaogang, Zhu Hai, Jin Lei, Chiu Ming-Hui, Li Lain-Jong, Xu Qing-Hua, Eda Goki, Maier Stefan A., Wee Andrew T. S., et al. , ACS Nano, 2018 Jan 04, (2018)

Heterogeneous sonocatalytic degradation of anazolene sodium by synthesized dysprosium doped CdSe nanostructures., Khataee, Alireza, Mohamadi Farzaneh Toutounchi, Rad Tannaz Sadeghi, and Vahid Behrouz , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Jan, Volume 40, Issue Pt A, p.361-372, (2018)

Sodium enhances indium-gallium interdiffusion in copper indium gallium diselenide photovoltaic absorbers., Colombara, Diego, Werner Florian, Schwarz Torsten, Infante Ingrid Cañero, Fleming Yves, Valle Nathalie, Spindler Conrad, Vacchieri Erica, Rey Germain, Guennou Mael, et al. , Nat Commun, 2018 Feb 26, Volume 9, Issue 1, p.826, (2018)

Novel amorphous molybdenum selenide as an efficient catalyst for the hydrogen evolution reaction., Nguyen, Quyen T., Nguyen Phuc Dinh, Nguyen Duc N., Truong Quang Duc, Chi Tran Thi Kim, Ung Thuy, Honma Itaru, Liem Nguyen Quang, and Tran Phong D. , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2018 Feb 09, (2018)