A comparative study of conventional type II and inverted core–shell nanostructures based on CdSe and ZnS
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The objective of this work is to investigate structural, morphological and optical properties of conventional CdSe/ZnS core–shell and inverted ZnS/CdSe core–shell nanostructures for opto-electronic device applications. For this purpose both nanostructures were synthesized using chemical bath deposition technique in thin film form. The structural properties were studied using X-ray diffraction technique with Rietveld refinement and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The surface morphology of synthesized thin film was illustrated in the form 2D and 3D images using atomic force microscopy (AFM). The optical properties were explained using UV–Vis absorption spectroscopy and photo luminescence (PL) spectroscopy in in situ monitoring process. A comparison of estimated particle size from XRD, high resolution AFM and TEM images was resulted in good agreement as 2.1, 2.4 and 2.1 nm respectively for conventional CdSe/ZnS core–shell and as 2.5, 2.5 and 2.2 nm respectively for inverted ZnS/CdSe core–shell nanostructures.
KeywordsConventional and inverted core–shell Chemical bath deposition Absorption edge Emission spectra Reitveld refinment
The authors would like to thank UGC, DAE-CSR, Indore for TEM measurements.
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