Preparation of transition metal sulfide nanoparticles via hydrothermal route

Pua, F.L. and Chia, C.H. and Zakari, S. and Liew, T.K. and Yarmo, M.A. and Huang, N.M. (2010) Preparation of transition metal sulfide nanoparticles via hydrothermal route. Sains Malaysiana, 39 (2). pp. 243-248. ISSN 0126-6039,

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Nano sized copper sulfide, iron sulfide and molybdenum sulfide were successfully synthesised via a simple hydrothermal method. Sodium thiosulfate pentahydrate (Na2S2O3�5H2O) and hydroxylamine sulfate ((H3NO)2�H 2SO4) were used as the starting materials and reacted with the transition metal source at 200°C for 90 min. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Spherical shape CuS and FeS2 nanoparticles with high crystallinity were successfully produced. The transmission electron micrographs revealed the well-dispersibility of the produced nanoparticles. Scanning electron micrograph showed the MoS 2 nanoparticles possessed a spherical shape with sheet-like structure covering on the outer surface of the particles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electron microscopy Hydrothermal Nanomaterials Sulfide Transition metal
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Depositing User: miss munirah saadom
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 08:28
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 08:48

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