Effect of Indium Incorporation on The Physical Behavior of ZnS Nanoparticles
Anu Dhupar1, Vandana Sharma2, Anurag Gaur3, J. K. Sharma4, Suresh Kumar5
1Suresh Kumar*, Department of Physics, Maharishi Markandeshwar University – Sadopur, Ambala, Haryana, India.
2Anu Dhupar, Department of Physics, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India, Department of Physics, Chandigarh University Gharaun, Punjab, India.
3Vandana Sharma, Department of Physics, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
4J. K. Sharma, Department of Physics, Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India.
5Anurag Gaur, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra -136119, Haryana India.
Manuscript received on December 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 903-907 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B8030129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B8030.019320
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Abstract: In doped ZnS nanoparticles are synthesized via chemical co-precipitation method using different precursor solutions of zinc acetate (source of Zn2+ ions), sodium sulphide (source of S2- ions), indium sulphate (source of dopant In3+ ions), ammonium hydroxide (works as a complexing agent) and EDTA (as a capping agent). The effect of different concentrations of Indium (0%, 1%, 3%, and 5%) on the structure, morphology, and elemental composition properties of nanoparticles have been studied using different characterization techniques. XRD study shows the formation of cubic structure in the synthesized nanoparticles. The average size of nanoparticles calculated using Debye – Scherrer’s equation is in the range of 5.7–2.4 nm. It has been observed that the size of ZnS nanoparticles decrease with an increase in Indium concentration. SEM micrographs have explored the surface feature of the nanoparticles. It clearly shown that the morphology of spherical nanoparticles is changing with In concentration. The elemental identification and mapping has indicated the homogeneous distribution of Zinc, Sulfur and Indium content in synthesized nanoparticles. FT–IR spectra have recognized the existance of characteristics absorption peaks for In-doped ZnS.
Keywords: In-doped ZnS, co-precipitation method, Structural Analysis, FT–IR Analysis,
Scope of the Article: Structural Engineering