Photoluminescence Enhancement of Synthesized ZnS-Based-Nanocrystals and Aging Effect on Its Emitting Color

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Various colors-emitting ZnS:Cu,Cl, ZnS:Cu,Cl,Mn and ZnS:Mn nanocrystals (NCs) which were shown to be about 3 nm sized-particle were synthesized by using a solution chemistry. And the luminescences of the synthesized ZnS-based NCs were investigated through photoluminescence excitation (PLE) and photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. The PLE and PL intensities of the ZnS-based NCs depends on their reflux time, and red shifted maximum PLE wavelengths of the synthesized NCs showed with increasing reflux time. The increased maximum PL intensity of NCs with increasing reflux time is due to the enhanced crystallinity of the NCs. And the shifted emitting colors of the NCs showed after aging treatment compared to those of refluxed NCs. The amount of shifted wavelength of Cu, Cl doped ZnS, Cu, Cl and Mn co-doped ZnS, only Mn doped ZnS NCs were −22 nm, +18 nm, and +14 nm, respectively.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 1, 2012

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