A rapid microwave route for the synthesis of ZnS nanoparticles

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Institute of Nano Science and Nano Technology, University of Kashan, Kashan, P. O. Box. 87317–51167, I. R. Iran

2 Young researchers Club, Arak Branch, Islamic Azad University, Arak, Iran



ZnS  nanoparticles  were  synthesized  via  a  simple  surfactant  free microwave  route.  In  this  synthesis, thioacetamide  was  used  as sulfur  source.  The effects  of different  parameters  such  as  type of zinc precursor,  time  and  power  of  irradiation  on  the  morphology and  particle  size  of  the  products  have been  investigated.  The nanostructures  were  characterized  by  means  of  X-ray  diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy.


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