Bhardwaj, R. K. and Kushwaha, H. S. and Gaur, J. and Upreti, T. and Bharti, V. and Gupta, V. and Chaudhary, N and Sharma, G. D. and Banerjee, K. and Chand, S. (2012) A green approach for direct growth of CdS nanoparticles network in poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) polymer film for hybrid photovoltaic. Materials Letters , 89. 195-197. ISSN 0167-577X

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We demonstrate a high yielding green approach for the synthesis of CdS nanoparticles network in poly(3hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) polymer film.Triethyl amine has been used as a co-ligand instead of a highly poisonous pyridine to synthesize xanthate functionalized Cd(II) ion in high yields under ambient conditions.There was a significant decrease in the band gap of P3HT from 2.2 eV to 1.85 eV in P3HT:CdS composite, which has not been observed previously. The TEM image shows that in-situ synthesized CdS nanoparticles are evenly distributed in the P3HT network and a significant photoluminescence quenching of P3HT with CdS suggests its potential application for photovoltaic devices.

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