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Synthesis and enhanced green photoluminescence emission from BCT ZnS nanocrystals

Tiwary, CS and Kumbhakar, P and Mondal, AK and Mitra, AK (2010) Synthesis and enhanced green photoluminescence emission from BCT ZnS nanocrystals. In: Physica Status Solidi A, 207 (8). pp. 1874-1879.

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Abstract

Body-centered-tetragonal (BCT) ZnS nanocrystals have been synthesized, for the first time to the best of our knowledge, by using the chemical coprecipitation method at higher synthesis temperatures of 65 and 95 degrees C. It is confirmed from X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies that in the high-temperature-synthesized samples, cubic and BCT phases coexist, in contrast to the room-temperature-synthesized sample, which consists of only cubic phase with sizes of the particles lying between 2 and 3 nm. The sizes of BCT phase nanocrystals are bigger than those of cubic phase of ZnS. The presence of BCT phase of ZnS in the samples is increased from 40 to 90% when the temperature of synthesis is increased from 65 to 95 degrees C. The nanocrystalline nature and UV-Vis absorption characteristics of the prepared samples have been studied with a transmission electron microscope (TEM) and a UV-Visible pectrophotometer, respectively. The room-temperature-synthesized ZnS sample shows photoluminescence (PL) emission in the blue region with multiple peaks, whereas the high-temperature-synthesized samples show PL emissions in the visible region. The Gaussian fittings of the measured PL spectra shows that three PL peaks at 429, 477, and 525 nm are appeared in the 65 degrees C sample and two peaks at 491 and 540 nm appear in the 95 degrees C sample with the enhanced PL intensity of the green peak at 540 nm. (C) 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley & Sons.
Keywords: Boptical absorption; chemical coprecipitation method.
Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2010 11:22
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 11:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/32931

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