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Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoclusters of ZnS Comprised on Nanowires
Physical Electronics and Nanotechnology Division, Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping, Linköping University, SE-60174 Norrköping, Sweden
Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, 58183 Linköping, Sweden
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Received: 29 July 2013; in revised form: 22 August 2013 / Accepted: 5 September 2013 / Published: 9 September 2013
Abstract: Cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide cationic (CTAB) surfactant was used as template for the synthesis of nanoclusters of ZnS composed of nanowires, by hydrothermal method. The structural and morphological studies were performed by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) techniques. The synthesized ZnS nanoclusters are composed of nanowires and high yield on the substrate was observed. The ZnS nanocrystalline consists of hexagonal phase and polycrystalline in nature. The chemical composition of ZnS nanoclusters composed of nanowires was studied by X-ray photo electron microscopy (XPS). This investigation has shown that the ZnS nanoclusters are composed of Zn and S atoms.
Keywords: ZnS; nanoclusters; nanowires; hydrothermal method; CTAB
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Ibupoto, Z.H.; Khun, K.; Liu, X.; Willander, M. Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoclusters of ZnS Comprised on Nanowires. Nanomaterials 2013, 3, 564-571.
Ibupoto ZH, Khun K, Liu X, Willander M. Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoclusters of ZnS Comprised on Nanowires. Nanomaterials. 2013; 3(3):564-571.
Ibupoto, Zafar H.; Khun, Kimleang; Liu, Xianjie; Willander, Magnus. 2013. "Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoclusters of ZnS Comprised on Nanowires." Nanomaterials 3, no. 3: 564-571.