Fabrication of ZnS nanoparticle chains on a protein template

  • S. Padalkar
  • J. Hulleman
  • S. M. Kim
  • T. Tumkur
  • J.-C. Rochet
  • E. Stach
  • L. Stanciu
Research Paper


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.


Nanoparticle chains Template Synthesis Morphology One-dimensional nanostructure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Padalkar
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Hulleman
    • 3
  • S. M. Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. Tumkur
    • 1
  • J.-C. Rochet
    • 3
  • E. Stach
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Stanciu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Materials EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Birck Nanotechnology CenterPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular PharmacologyPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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