Synthesis and analysis of ZnO and CdSe nanoparticles

Shriwas S. Ashtaputre, Aparna Deshpande, Sonali Marathe, M. E. Wankhede, Jayashree Chimanpure, Renu Pasricha, J. Urban, S. K. Haram, S. W. Gosavi, S. K. Kulkarni

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Zinc oxide and cadmium selenide particles in the nanometer size regime have been synthesized using chemical routes. The particles were capped using thioglycerol in case of ZnO and 2-mercaptoethanol in case of CdSe to achieve the stability and avoid the coalescence. Zinc oxide nanoparticles were doped with europium to study their optical properties. A variety of techniques like UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), photoluminescence (PL), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) were used to carry out structural and spectroscopic characterizations of the nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-620
Number of pages6
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Oct 2005


  • Chemical capping
  • Doping
  • Nanoparticles
  • Photoluminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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