Ultrasound-induced formation of CdS nanostructures in oil-in-water microemulsions

Jiaxing Huang, Yi Xie*, Bin Li, Yu Liu, Jun Lu, Yitai Qian

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In this study the formation of approximately spherical assemblies of nanocrystalline primary particles of CdS in a CS2-water-ethylenediamine (CWE) microemulsion induced by ultrasonic irradiation is described. CS2 was employed as the sulfur source for CdS and also as the oil phase in the microemulsion. The particles were studied with X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, UV/Vis absorption spectroscopy, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. A blue shift compared to bulk CdS was observed in absorption and photoluminescence spectra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)382-384
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 15 2001


  • CdS
  • Microemulsion
  • Nano-structure
  • Quantum size effects
  • Ultrasonic irradiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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