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Preparation of Transition Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles via Hydrothermal Route

Pua, Fei-Ling and Chia, Chin-Hua and Zakaria, Sarani and Liew, Tze-Khong and Yarmo, Mohdambar (2010) Preparation of Transition Metal Sulfide Nanoparticles via Hydrothermal Route. SAINS MALAYSIANA . ISSN 0126-6039

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Nano sized copper sulfide, iron sulfide and molybdenum sulfide were successfully synthesised via a simple hydrothermal method. Sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate (Na2S2O3 x 5H(2)O) and hydroxylamine sulfate ((H3NO)(2)xH(2)SO(4)) were used as the starting materials and reacted with the transition metal source at 200 degrees C for 90 min. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Spherical shape CuS and FeS2 nanoparticles with high crystallinity were successfully produced. The transmission electron micrographs revealed the well-dispersibility of the produced nanoparticles. Scanning electron micrograph showed the MoS2 nanoparticles possessed a spherical shape with sheet-like structure covering on the outer surface of the particles.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:9217
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:19 May 2010 03:58
Last Modified:19 May 2010 03:58

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