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Evolution of ZnS Nanoparticles via Facile CTAB Aqueous Micellar Solution Route: A Study on Controlling Parameters

Mehta, S. K. and Kumar, Sanjay and Chaudhary, Savita and Bhasin, K. K. and Gradzielski, Michael (2009) Evolution of ZnS Nanoparticles via Facile CTAB Aqueous Micellar Solution Route: A Study on Controlling Parameters. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (1). pp. 17-28. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

Synthesis of semiconductor nanoparticles with new photophysical properties is an area of special interest. Here, we report synthesis of ZnS nanoparticles in aqueous micellar solution of Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB). The size of ZnS nanodispersions in aqueous micellar solution has been calculated using UV-vis spectroscopy, XRD, SAXS, and TEM measurements. The nanoparticles are found to be polydispersed in the size range 6–15 nm. Surface passivation by surfactant molecules has been studied using FTIR and fluorescence spectroscopy. The nanoparticles have been better stabilized using CTAB concentration above 1 mM. Furthermore, room temperature absorption and fluorescence emission of powdered ZnS nanoparticles after redispersion in water have also been investigated and compared with that in aqueous micellar solution. Time-dependent absorption behavior reveals that the formation of ZnS nanoparticles depends on CTAB concentration and was complete within 25 min.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ZnS nanoparticles - Optical absorption - XRD - SAXS - FTIR-spectroscopy
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
ID Code:3663
Deposited By:Lesley Tobin
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 12:04
Last Modified:19 Jan 2009 12:04

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