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

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)

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)

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)

LiCdGeSeand LiCdSnSe: Strong Nonlinear Optical Response in Quaternary Diamond-Like Selenide Networks., Guo, Yangwu, Li Xiaoshuang, Feng Kai, Li Chao, Zhou Molin, Wu Yicheng, and Yao Jiyong , Chem Asian J, 2018 Feb 02, (2018)

Carbon-Supported Nickel Selenide Hollow Nanowires as Advanced Anode Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries., Yang, Xuming, Zhang Jiaolong, Wang Zhenguang, Wang Hongkang, Zhi Chunyi, Yu Denis Y. W., and Rogach Andrey L. , Small, 2018 Feb, Volume 14, Issue 7, (2018)

Oxidation Mechanism and Protection Strategy of Ultrathin Indium Selenide: Insight from Theory., Shi, Li, Zhou Qionghua, Zhao Yinghe, Ouyang Yixin, Ling Chongyi, Li Qiang, and Wang Jinlan , J Phys Chem Lett, 2017 Sep 21, Volume 8, Issue 18, p.4368-4373, (2017)

Short-Wave Near-Infrared Linear Dichroism of Two-Dimensional Germanium Selenide., Wang, Xiaoting, Li Yongtao, Huang Le, Jiang Xiang-Wei, Jiang Lang, Dong Huanli, Wei Zhongming, Li Jingbo, and Hu Wenping , J Am Chem Soc, 2017 Sep 19, (2017)

Self-Supported Nickel Iron Layered Double Hydroxide-Nickel Selenide Electrocatalyst for Superior Water Splitting Activity., Dutta, Soumen, Indra Arindam, Feng Yi, Song Taeseup, and Paik Ungyu , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Sep 01, (2017)

New Antimony Selenide/Nickel Oxide Photocathode Boosts the Efficiency of Graphene Quantum-Dot Co-Sensitized Solar Cells., Kolay, Ankita, Kokal Ramesh K., Kalluri Ankarao, Macwan Isaac, Patra Prabir K., Ghosal Partha, and Deepa Melepurath , ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, 2017 Oct 11, Volume 9, Issue 40, p.34915-34926, (2017)

Modeling and performance analysis dataset of a CIGS solar cell with ZnS buffer layer., Hosen, Md Billal, Bahar Ali Newaz, Ali Md Karamot, and Asaduzzaman Md , Data Brief, 2017 Oct, Volume 14, p.246-250, (2017)