A hydrothermal method to prepare the spherical ZnS and flower-like CdS microcrystallites

Licheng Wang, Luyang Chen, Tao Luo, Yitai Qian

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    Abstract

    The spherical ZnS and flower-like CdS microcrystallites are prepared by a convenient hydrothermal process through the reactions of Zn(CH3COO)2·2H2O or Cd(CH3COO)2·2H2O with S and NaH2PO2·H2O in aqueous solution at 180 °C for 12 h. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) is used to confirm the cubic phases of the ZnS and CdS microcrystallites. Their chemical compositions are characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images show the morphologies of the as-synthesized ZnS and CdS. The photoluminescence spectra (PL) exhibit their optical properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3627-3630
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Letters
    Volume60
    Issue number29-30
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

    Keywords

    • Crystal morphology
    • Hydrothermal crystal growth
    • Semiconducting materials
    • X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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