• Occurrence of single-electron phenomenon in CdS nanoclusters in Langmuir-Blodgett films ofn-octadecyl succinic acid

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      Single-electron phenomenon; CdS nanoclusters; Langmuir-Blodgett films; n-octadecyl succinic acid

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      Cadmium complex ofn-octadecyl succinic acid (ODSA) in Langmuir films at air/water interface has been studied using surface pressure-molecular area (π - A) and surface potential-molecular area (ΔV - A) isotherms. The metal complex formed, transferred as LB film onto solid substrates, was analysed using FT-IR and was subjected to sulphidation reaction. Antisymmetric and symmetric carboxylate stretching vibrations have been used to determine the nature of the ODSA/cation complexes. CdS formed after sulphidation of the cadmium complex (ODSACd) showed possible single-electron phenomenon indicating the nanosized nature of clusters formed. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) measurements carried out confirmed the size of these CdS clusters.

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      G Hemakanthi1 Aruna Dhathathreyan1

      1. Chemical Lab, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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