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Materials 2015, 8(12), 8691-8700; doi:10.3390/ma8125487

Properties of Cadmium-(bis)dodecylthiolate and Polymeric Composites Based on It

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Institute of Applied Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, 46 Ul'yanov Street, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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Department of Chemistry, N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, 23 Gagarin Ave, Building 5, 603950 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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Academic Editor: Luciano Feo
Received: 20 October 2015 / Revised: 23 November 2015 / Accepted: 4 December 2015 / Published: 11 December 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
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Abstract

We study the thermo-physical and photoluminescence (PL) properties of cadmium-(bis)dodecylthiolate (Cd(C12H25S)2). Significant attention is drawn to characterization of Cd(C12H25S)2 by different methods. The laser-induced PLs of Cd(C12H25S)2 and Cd(C12H25S)2/(polymethyl methacrylate) (PMMA) composites are studied. Samples of Cd(C12H25S)2/PMMA are synthesized by the polymerization method. Ultraviolet (UV)-pulsed laser irradiation of the samples under relatively small fluences leads to the formation of induced PL with the maximum near the wavelength of 600 nm. This process can be attributed to the transformation of Cd(C12H25S)2 within the precursor grains. Another PL peak at 450–500 nm, which appears under the higher fluences, relies on the formation of CdS complexes with a significant impact of the polymer matrix. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite materials; poly(methyl methacrylate); cadmium-(bis)dodecylthiolate; photoinduced CdS nanoparticles; photoluminescence; thermophysical properties composite materials; poly(methyl methacrylate); cadmium-(bis)dodecylthiolate; photoinduced CdS nanoparticles; photoluminescence; thermophysical properties
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Agareva, N.; Smirnov, A.A.; Afanasiev, A.; Sologubov, S.; Markin, A.; Salomatina, E.; Smirnova, L.; Bityurin, N. Properties of Cadmium-(bis)dodecylthiolate and Polymeric Composites Based on It. Materials 2015, 8, 8691-8700.

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