Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, 11:2031

Fabrication of ZnS nanoparticle chains on a protein template

Authors

    • School of Materials EngineeringPurdue University
    • Birck Nanotechnology CenterPurdue University
  • J. Hulleman
    • Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular PharmacologyPurdue University
  • S. M. Kim
    • School of Materials EngineeringPurdue University
    • Birck Nanotechnology CenterPurdue University
  • T. Tumkur
    • School of Materials EngineeringPurdue University
  • J.-C. Rochet
    • Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular PharmacologyPurdue University
  • E. Stach
    • School of Materials EngineeringPurdue University
    • Birck Nanotechnology CenterPurdue University
  • L. Stanciu
    • School of Materials EngineeringPurdue University
    • Birck Nanotechnology CenterPurdue University
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-009-9689-8

Cite this article as:
Padalkar, S., Hulleman, J., Kim, S.M. et al. J Nanopart Res (2009) 11: 2031. doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9689-8

Abstract

In the present study, we have exploited the properties of a fibrillar protein for the template synthesis of zinc sulfide (ZnS) nanoparticle chains. The diameter of the ZnS nanoparticle chains was tuned in range of ~30 to ~165 nm by varying the process variables. The nanoparticle chains were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, UV–Visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The effect of incubation temperature on the morphology of the nanoparticle chains was also studied.

Keywords

Nanoparticle chains Template Synthesis Morphology One-dimensional nanostructure

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009