Jana, Sunirmal and Baek, In Chan and Lim, Mi Ae and Seok, Sang Il (2008) ZnSe colloidal nanoparticles synthesized by solvothermal method in the presence of ZrCl4. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 322 (2). pp. 473-477. ISSN 0021-9797

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The nanocrystalline ZnSe was synthesized from precursors of zinc acetate and Se powder in a high boiling trioctylphosphine (TOP), oleic acid, and ZrCl4 by solvothermal method. The produced ZnSe nanoparticles showed gradual absorption edge shifting towards blue wavelength region as well as transformation of crystal phase from cubic to hexagonal with increasing ZrCl4 concentrations in precursor solutions. The particle size calculated from XRD measurements for ZnSe nanoparticles was decreased with increasing ZrCl4 concentrations for a reaction time of 240 min, from 6.5 nm to 5.1 nm whereas from TEM measurements it was 7.0 to 6.1 nm at 0.0 and 22.5 mol% of ZrCl4, respectively. No trace of zirconium was found in solid ZnSe nanoparticles by SEM-EDS analysis but the atomic percentage of Se with respective to Zn was decreased with increasing ZrCl4. The absorption edge blue shifting was explained on the basis of decreased particle size. The crystal phase transformation may be due to the combined effect of small internal energy difference between the two phases and the decrease of crystallite size.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Semiconductor nanocrystals; ZnSe nanoparticles; Absorption edge; Crystal phase transformation
Subjects: Electronics
Divisions: Sol Gel
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2012 06:43
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 06:43
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1204

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