Detoxification of dye contaminated water by Mn\(^{2+}\)-doped ZnS nanostructures

  • Balwinder KaurEmail author
  • Subhash Chand
  • Karamjit Singh
  • Ashok Kumar Malik


Chemical co-precipitation route was successfully employed to synthesize polyethylene glycol-coated pure and doped \(\hbox {Zn}_{1-x}\hbox {Mn}_{x}\hbox {S}\,(0\le x \le 0.1)\) nanoparticles. The crystallographic and morphological analyses have been done by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. The formation of cubic crystal structure and quasi-spherical morphology has been revealed by XRD and TEM, respectively. The optical analyses have been done by UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy and energy resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy. Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy study has been carried to analyse the elemental composition. The doping concentration dependent photo-catalytic activity was checked to analyse the photo-catalytic potential of \(\hbox {Zn}_{1-x}\hbox {Mn}_{x}\hbox {S}\) nanoparticles under UV irradiation.


Chemical co-precipitation \(\hbox {Zn}_{1-x}\hbox {Mn}_{x}\hbox {S}\) nanoparticles photo-catalytic activity 



One of the authors, Mrs Balwinder Kaur is thankful to University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India for providing financial support under scheme Maulana Azad National Fellowships (MANF). The author is obliged to Sophisticated Instrument Centre, Punjabi University, Patiala for providing necessary facilities. The author is grateful to EMN laboratory Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana for TEM analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Balwinder Kaur
    • 1
    Email author
  • Subhash Chand
    • 1
  • Karamjit Singh
    • 2
  • Ashok Kumar Malik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPunjabi UniversityPatialaIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsPunjabi UniversityPatialaIndia

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