Low temperature synthesis of ZnSe nanoparticles

Aparna C. Deshpande, Shashi B. Singh, Majid Kazemian Abyaneh, Renu Pasricha, S. K. Kulkarni

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Synthesis of thioglycerol capped zinc selenide nanoparticles with a relatively narrow size distribution by a simple and inexpensive low temperature (~ 80 °C) wet chemical method is reported here. Main advantage of this method is the use of non-toxic precursors. The size of the nanoparticles can be varied easily by changing the concentration of the capping agent. The extracted nanoparticles remain stable under normal atmospheric conditions and can be redispersed in suitable solvents. The sharp absorption features obtained in the UV-Visible absorption spectra reveal the formation of monodispersed ZnSe nanoparticles. The nanoparticles were characterized using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, UV-Visible absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence and transmission electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3803-3805
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number23
StatePublished - Aug 31 2008


  • Luminescence
  • Nanomaterials
  • Semiconductor
  • X-ray techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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