Quenching of Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles by Adsorption of Organic Stabilizers


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We examined quenching of growth of ZnO nanoparticles with the injection of various organic surfactants. Aliphatic isocyanides as well as organothiols were found to adsorb on ZnO nanoparticle surfaces. For a carboxylate-terminated thiol, a retardation of growth appeared to be effective presumably due to the adsorption of the carboxylate COO- group on the ZnO surface. Photoluminescence spectra and transmission electron microscopy images were obtained for thiolcapped ZnO nanoparticles. The thiol-capped ZnO nanoparticles was found to fluoresce at the wavelength shorter by ~6 nm than those in the absence of any organic surfactants.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 449-452)

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S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi




D. U. Seo et al., "Quenching of Growth of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles by Adsorption of Organic Stabilizers", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 1133-1136, 2004

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March 2004




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