Journal of Fluorescence

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 1479–1484 | Cite as

Shifting of Fluorescence Peak in CdS Nanoparticles by Excitation Wavelength Change

  • S. MathewEmail author
  • Santhi Ani Joseph
  • P. Radhakrishnan
  • V. P. N. Nampoori
  • C. P. G. Vallabhan
Original Paper


CdS nanoparticles with different size are prepared by chemical bath deposition method. These particles show strong fluorescence at emission wavelength of 507 nm. It has been observed that this emission peak changes through a range of 147 nm, by varying the excitation wavelengths through 370–480 nm.The emission peak can thus be tuned by varying the excitation wavelengths. This peak emission wavelength shift is due to the selective excitation of vibronic levels in the surface state of the CdS nanoparticles.


Nanoparticles Optical absorption Fluorescence 


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MS acknowledges CELOS (funded by UGC- Govt. of India) for research fellowship. SAJ is thankful to UGC for financial assistance. The authors are grateful to CELOS for the experimental facilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Mathew
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Santhi Ani Joseph
    • 1
  • P. Radhakrishnan
    • 1
    • 2
  • V. P. N. Nampoori
    • 1
  • C. P. G. Vallabhan
    • 1
  1. 1.International School of PhotonicsCochin University of Science and TechnologyKochiIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Excellence in Lasers and Optoelectronics SciencesCochin University of Science and TechnologyKochiIndia

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