stibnite

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stibnite

(stĭb`nīt), antimony sulfide, Sb2S3, a mineral, silvery gray in color, with a metallic luster. It crystallizes in the orthorhombic system. Found in many parts of the world, it is the most important ore of antimony. It is commonly deposited by alkaline waters and occurs in association with quartz, calcite, sulfides of the base metals, arsenic, gold, and silver. Known in ancient times, stibnite was used in powdered form by women to darken their eyebrows and eyelashes. Antimony is used in alloys for type metal, storage batteries, pewter, babbitt, and antifriction metal for bearings. Its compounds find use in explosives, matches, and fireworks, in vulcanizing rubber, and in medicine as an emetic.

stibnite

[′stib‚nīt]
(mineralogy)
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In summary, modified copper antimony sulfide thin films were synthesized using electrochemical growth of "Cu-Sb-Zn" alloy and subsequent elevated temperature sulfurization.
Tachibana, "Synthesis and characterisation of famatinite copper antimony sulfide nanocrystals," Journal of Materials Chemistryno, vol.
Davar, "Hydrothermal synthesis and optical properties of antimony sulfide micro and nano-size with different morphologies," Materials Letters, vol.
Ironically, antimony (without chlorine) is also used to make chemicals for starting fires: antimony sulfide, for example, has weak chemical bonds which cause it to melt and catch fire at relatively low temperatures.
During stage-2b deposition, nine antimony sulfides were sequentially crystallized, one after the other with essentially no overlap.