SYNTHESIS OF NANO-SIZED ZnS BY REVERSED MICELLE OF TRITON X-100 IN CYCLOHEXANE

SYNTHESIS OF NANO-SIZED ZnS BY REVERSED MICELLE OF TRITON X-100 IN CYCLOHEXANE

Pure and Applied Chemistry International Conference 2012 (PACCON 2012), January 11-13, 2012

Kanokwan wangno1, Sitthisuntorn Supothina2, Wattata Ratismith3, Pitchnaree Maneeratanakul1,Warisa Tiravanich1 and Tawatchai Charinpanitkul1

1Center of Excellence in Particle Technology (CEPT), Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, PayathaiPatumwan, Bangkok, THAILAND

2Metal and material Research Center (MTEC), National Metal and Material Technology Center (NSTDA), Patumtani, THAILAND

3Energy Research Institution, Chulalongkorn University Payathai, Patumwan, Bangkok, THAILAND

Abstract:

Zinc sulfide has been recognized as a promising nanomaterial which could be applied for solar collector. This work has aimed at synthesis of ZnS nanoparticles by reversed micelle of Triton X-100 and cyclohexane. Molar ratio of water to Triton X-100 and concentration of zinc and sulfide ions play an important role in controlling the size of ZnS nanoparticles. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and UV-Vis spectroscopy have been used for characterization of the synthesized ZnS nanoparticles. Examination of photoluminescence of the synthesized ZnS nanoparticles reveals its size dependence.

in: Energy Policy-Conference Proceedings
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