ZnS nanocrystallites were synthesised by pyrolysis method using Zn (cinnamtscz)2 and ZnCl2 (cinnamtsczH)2 (cinnamtsczH = cinnamaldehyde thiosemicarbazone) as single source precursors. The prepared ZnS nanocrystallites were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. The peak broadening in XRD and emission at shorter wavelength in fluorescence spectra showed the presence of nanocrystallites. The blue shift in UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy also proved the formation of nanocrystallites. TEM images show presence of plate-like and spherical ZnS nanoparticles obtained from Zn(cinnamtscz)2 and ZnCl2 (cinnamtsczH)2 respectively.
Volume 42 | Issue 2