Undoped and Cr doped CdS nanoparticles have been prepared by chemical precipitation method. X-ray diffraction analysis reveals that the undoped and Cr doped CdS nanoparticles exhibit hexagonal structure and the average particle size of the nanoparticles is in the range of 2.2-3.8 nm. The HRTEM studies show that the average particle size of undoped and Cr doped CdS nanoparticles is in the range of 2-3.7 nm. The compositional analysis results indicates that Cd, S and Cr are present in the samples. From the optical studies it is observed that the absorption edge of the prepared CdS and Cr doped CdS nanoparticles are shifted towards the shorter wavelength region (blue shift) when compared to that of bulk CdS and this shift is due to the quantum confinement effect present in the samples.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics|
|State||Published - Feb 2012|