Current time in Korea 22:42 Oct 21 (Sat) Year 2017 KCS KCS Publications
KCS Publications
My Journal Log In Register
HOME > Search > Browsing(BKCS) > Archives

Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 33, Number 9
BKCSDE 33(9)
September 20, 2012 

 
Title

Cadmium Sulphide Nanorods: Synthesis, Characterization and their Photocatalytic Activity

Author
Krishnamoorthy Giribabu, Ranganathan Suresh, Ramadoss Manigandan, Arunachalam Vijayaraj, Raju Prabu, Vengidusamy Narayanan*
Keywords
Cadmium sulphide, Methylene blue, Rhodamine B, Photocatalysis, Nanorods
Abstract
Cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanorods were prepared by a single precursor thermal decomposition (SPTD) method. The formation of CdS nanorods and their structure, morphology and elemental composition were studied by means of FT-IR, XRD, FE-SEM, HR-TEM and EDAX analysis. Photoluminescence (PL) and lifetime measurements were recorded to study the luminescence properties of the material. The PL spectrum of the CdS nanorods showed one broad peak and four shoulders and the cause for this emission was discussed. The PL emissions from the band edge and deep trap state of the CdS nanorods were studied by lifetime measurements. Further, the synthesized CdS nanorods showed an increase in efficiency of photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) and rhodamine B (RhB). The increase in the photocatalytic activity was attributed to the mixed phase of the CdS nanorods.
Page
2910 - 2916
Full Text
PDF