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Synthesis and Size Dependent Reflectance Study of Water Soluble SnS Nanoparticles
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, MacDiarmid Institute of Advance Materials and Nanotechnology, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Received: 21 December 2011; in revised form: 4 January 2012 / Accepted: 5 January 2012 / Published: 16 January 2012
Abstract: Near-monodispersed water soluble SnS nanoparticles in the diameter range of 3–6 nm are synthesized by a facile, solution based one-step approach using ethanolamine ligands. The optimal amount of triethanolamine is investigated. The effect of further heat treatment on the size of these SnS nanoparticles is discussed. Diffuse reflectance study of SnS nanoparticles agrees with predictions from quantum confinement model.
Keywords: tin sulfide; nanoparticles; triethanolamine; water soluble; diffuse reflectance
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Xu, Y.; Al-Salim, N.; Tilley, R.D. Synthesis and Size Dependent Reflectance Study of Water Soluble SnS Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 2012, 2, 54-64.
Xu Y, Al-Salim N, Tilley RD. Synthesis and Size Dependent Reflectance Study of Water Soluble SnS Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials. 2012; 2(1):54-64.
Xu, Ying; Al-Salim, Najeh; Tilley, Richard D. 2012. "Synthesis and Size Dependent Reflectance Study of Water Soluble SnS Nanoparticles." Nanomaterials 2, no. 1: 54-64.