Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3907-9452

Document Type

Article

Rights

Available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 4.0 International Licence

Disciplines

1.4 CHEMICAL SCIENCES, 2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Publication Details

Advance Materials Research, 2014, 895, 520-525

Abstract

The characteristics of cadmium sulphide (CdS) and lead sulphide (PbS) nanoparticles, grown inside Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) multilayer films of 5,11,17,23-tetra-tert-butyl-25,27-dicarboxymethoxy-26,28-dihydroxycalix [arene (I), have been studied using ellipsometry, UV-visible spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Multilayer films were formed by transferring a floating Langmuir monolayer of I onto substrates using LB deposition and water subphase containing Pb2+ or Cd2+ ions. The nanoparticles were fabricated by exposing cadmium-or lead-containing multilayer films of I (20-80 monolayers thick) to hydrogen sulphide (H2S) gas for 12 hours. By Gaussian fitting of the absorbance - energy spectra, the size of the clusters and their dispersion were found to be 1.43±0.18 nm and 1.21±0.05 nm for CdS and PbS respectively. This is the first time that such thick LB films of an amphiphilic compound possessing such high thermal stability (m.pt. ~270°C) have been used as the vehicle for the formation of CdS and PbS semiconductor particles.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.895.520


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