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Synthesis and characterization of cadmium selenide and zinc selenide nanoparticles

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dc.contributor.advisor Revaprasadu, N.
dc.contributor.author Dlamini, Nkosinathi Norman
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-13T09:38:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-13T09:38:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1247
dc.description Dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2012. en_US
dc.description.abstract An environmentally friendly synthetic route has been used to synthesize cadmium selenide and zinc selenide nanoparticles. Both aqueous and organically soluble selenide based nanoparticles have been synthesized via mild conditions. The synthesis involved the reduction of selenium powder to produce selenium ions. The complete reduction of selenium is followed by the addition of a metal source MX (M = Cd or Zn and X = Cl or CO). Biocompatible passivating agents such as cysteine or triethanolamine (TEA) induced the solubility of the nanoparticles in water, while the solubility of the nanoparticles in the organic solvents was facilitated by hexadecylamine (HDA). The evidence for the formation of the nanoparticles with a desired quality was confirmed by using different techniques such as UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Nanoparticles en_US
dc.title Synthesis and characterization of cadmium selenide and zinc selenide nanoparticles en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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