Jain, Shefali and Sharma, Shailesh N. and Kumar, Mahesh (2011) Synthesis and properties of CdSe Quantum Dot sensitized ZnO nanocomposites. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures , 44 (3). pp. 555-564. ISSN 1386-9477

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In this work, zinc oxide nanocrystals with an average particle size of 13–22 nm are readily synthesized in aqueous medium by the wet synthesis method. Different sized nanocrystals obtained with change in calcination temperature are characterized by PL photoluminescence (PL) and UV–vis absorption spectroscopies, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). The average crystal size of the as prepared ZnO nanopowder is determined by XRD and was found to be in good agreement with the UV–vis absorption analysis. The quality of different ZnO nanopowders is confirmed by XRD spectra. On the basis of different characterizations, ZnO calcined for 1 h (due to its large size and less agglomeration) is chosen for synthesis of ZnO–CdSe nanocomposites with variable sized CdSe QD's (Quantum Dots). Nano-composites are synthesized using bifunctional linker molecule Mercaptopropionic Acid (MPA), and by directly adsorbing CdSe QD's over the surface of ZnO nanocrystals. The difference in charge transfer mechanism in ZnO–CdSe nanocomposites due to different crystallite size of CdSe QD's is studied. Higher crystallinity of ZnO–CdSe nanocomposites can be determined from XRD characterization. Size and mode of attachment in various ZnO–CdSe nanocomposites are determined by SEM studies.

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Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to M/s Elsevier B.V.
Subjects: Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
Nanoscience/ Nanotechnology
Depositing User: Mr. Abhishek Yadav
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2012 07:47
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 07:47
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/729

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