A Simple Route to Controllably Synthesize Water-Soluble ZnCdTe Nanorods and Nanoparticles


By changing the stabilizer system and synthesis temperature, ZnCdTe nanorods and nanoparticles have been synthesized in aqueous solution using a simple route. A high synthesis temperature leads to nanoparticles growth using thioglycolic acid (TGA) as the stabilizer, whereas a low synthesis temperature promotes the form of nanorods using TGA and L-Cysteine (L-Cys) as the stabilizer. The different morphologies of samples have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The optical properties of the obtained ZnCdTe nanorods and nanoparticles have been investigated by photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy with different refluxing times.

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  • 1 Introduction
  • 2. Synthesis of Zncdte Nanoparticles and Nanorods
  • 3. Characterization
  • 4. Results and Discussion
  • 5. Summaries
  • 6. Acknowledgments
  • References

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