Optical and kinetic studies of CdS:Cu nanoparticles

Optical and kinetic studies of CdS:Cu nanoparticles CdS:Cu nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a coprecipitation method using mercaptoethanol as a capping agent. Thermoluminescence (TL) spectra of CdS:Cu nanoparticles were studied for different exposure time. The synthesized products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and UV–Vis spectrometry. XRD and SEM measurements showed that the size of the crystallites was in the range 8–17 nm. Optical measurements indicated a blue-shift in the absorption band edge upon Cu doping. The direct allowed bandgap of undoped and Cu-doped CdS nanoparticles was 2.53 and 2.64 eV, respectively. We also calculated the kinetic parameters for Cu-doped CdS nanoparticles from the TL glow curves measured at 254, 249, and 244 °C with variation of the ultra-violet (UV) exposure time. The glow curve shows general order kinetics, and its kinetic parameters are calculated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Optical and kinetic studies of CdS:Cu nanoparticles

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Chemistry; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry
ISSN
0922-6168
eISSN
1568-5675
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11164-012-0816-2
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Abstract

CdS:Cu nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a coprecipitation method using mercaptoethanol as a capping agent. Thermoluminescence (TL) spectra of CdS:Cu nanoparticles were studied for different exposure time. The synthesized products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and UV–Vis spectrometry. XRD and SEM measurements showed that the size of the crystallites was in the range 8–17 nm. Optical measurements indicated a blue-shift in the absorption band edge upon Cu doping. The direct allowed bandgap of undoped and Cu-doped CdS nanoparticles was 2.53 and 2.64 eV, respectively. We also calculated the kinetic parameters for Cu-doped CdS nanoparticles from the TL glow curves measured at 254, 249, and 244 °C with variation of the ultra-violet (UV) exposure time. The glow curve shows general order kinetics, and its kinetic parameters are calculated.

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Research on Chemical IntermediatesSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2012

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