Fabrication of ZnS nanoparticle chains on a protein template
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- Padalkar, S., Hulleman, J., Kim, S.M. et al. J Nanopart Res (2009) 11: 2031. doi:10.1007/s11051-009-9689-8
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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.