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Improved Crystallinity of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles in Aqueous Environment

  • Navendu Goswami (a1) and P. Sen (a1)

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Zinc sulfide nanoparticles, prepared employing a non-equilibrium route, are investigated for surface related effects. Water has been shown to induce a structural transformation in nanoparticles prepared this way, which is not related to their particle size. Employing Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and x-ray powder diffraction, we show here the importance of S-H interaction in the buildup to the final ZnS structure of these nanoparticles. These particles hold promise as water sensors.

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