Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 11, pp 2792–2795 | Cite as

Synthesis and luminescence properties of ZnS:Mn/ZnS core/shell nanorod structures

  • Daixun Jiang
  • Lixin CaoEmail author
  • Ge Su
  • Wei Liu
  • Hua Qu
  • Yuanguang Sun
  • Bohua Dong


Mn-doped ZnS nanorods synthesized by solvothermal method were successfully coated with ZnS shells of various thicknesses. The powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements showed the ZnS:Mn nanorods were wurtzite structure with preferential orientation along c-axis. Transmission electron microscopy images (TEM) revealed that the ZnS shells formed from small particles, growing along a-axis orientation, which was proved by the XRD measurements. Room temperature photoluminescence (PL) spectra showed that the intensity of Mn emission first increased and then decreased with the thickening of the ZnS shells. The effects of ZnS shells on the luminescence properties of ZnS:Mn nanorods is discussed.


Indirect Excitation Spherical Nanocrystals Luminescent Host Material Strong Orange Emission Room Temperature Photoluminescence Emission 
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The authors thank the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC 50672089) and the Encouraging Foundation for the Scientific Research of the Excellent Young and Middle-aged Scientists in Shandong Province (2006BS04034) for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daixun Jiang
    • 1
  • Lixin Cao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ge Su
    • 1
  • Wei Liu
    • 1
  • Hua Qu
    • 1
  • Yuanguang Sun
    • 1
  • Bohua Dong
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Materials Science and EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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