A facile synthesis route to CdS nanocrystals at room temperature

G.Z. Wang, Y.W. Wang, Wei Chen, C.H. Liang, G.H. Li, L.D. Zhang

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CdS nanocrystals have been prepared by a sonochemical reduction of a mixed solution of CdCl2, Na2S2O3 and (CH3)2CHOH in Ar atmosphere at room temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectrum. It was found that the CdS nanocrystal is in ?-CdS structure with an average size of about 5.5 nm in diameter, and the size distribution is very narrow. The chemical mechanism for the formation of CdS nanocrystals is discussed. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-272
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • ?-CdS structure II-VI chalcogenide
  • CdS
  • Chemical mechanism
  • Nanocrystals
  • Semiconductor
  • Sonochemical reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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