Chatterjee, Minati and Patra, Amitava (2001) Cadmium sulfide aggregates through reverse micelles. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 84 (7). 1439 -1444 . ISSN 0002-7820

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CdS aggregates, composed of primary nanocrystalline particles, were synthesized in cyclohexane-sorbitan monooleate (Span 80) reverse micelles at 800 +/- 1 degreesC under mechanical agitation and sonication with varying Cd2+ concentrations in the solutions. The critical micelle concentration (CMC) of the surfactant Span 80 in cyclohexane was determined from discernible breaks in the surface tension and optical (ultraviolet) absorbance versus surfactant concentration curves. The synthesized aggregates were characterized using transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, particle-size analysis, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, and thermal analyses. The generated aggregates exhibited the characteristic green emission at 520 nm. A minor decrease in emission intensity with increased aggregate size at the same wavelength was observed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cadmium Sulfide; Nanoparticluates; Surfactants
Subjects: Ceramic-Metal Systems
Depositing User: Mrs Chandana Patra
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2012 12:31
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2012 12:31

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