Synthesis and properties of nanocrystalline π-SnS-a new cubic phase of tin sulphide Academic Article uri icon


  • We report on the synthesis of the newly discovered cubic phase of tin sulfide π-SnS and compare its properties to the well-known phase of tin sulfide, α-SnS. Shape control was achieved by the variation of synthesis parameters, resulting in cubic, rhombic dodecahedral and tetrahedral shapes of the π-SnS nanoparticles. X-ray diffraction provided authentication of the proposed model and refined determination of the lattice parameter a= 11.595 Å. Raman spectroscopy showed a substantial shift towards higher energies and peak …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016