Manganese doped zinc sulphide nanoparticles by aqueous method

Ali Azam Khosravi*, Manisha Kundu, Beena Annie Kuruvilla, G. S. Shekhawat, R. P. Gupta, A. K. Sharma, P. D. Vyas, S. K. Kulkarni

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Zinc sulphide nanoparticles in the size range ∼10-40 Å diameter have been synthesized using the aqueous chemical method. Scanning tunneling microscopy showed that particles are indeed nanosize particles. The size dependent band gap could be varied from a bulk value of 3.68 to 4.5 eV. X-ray diffraction indicated that nanoparticles are crystalline except for those with band gap ∼4.5±0.1 eV. Nanoparticles with particle size ∼21×2 Å diameter or energy gap 4.1×0.1 eV were doped with manganese. The photoluminescence peak at ∼600 nm corresponding to yellow light emission was observed. Atomic absorption studies show that maximum luminescence intensity is achievable with 0.12 at. wt % of Mn doping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2506
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
StatePublished - 1995

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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