Development of PBS/CDS Core-Shell Nanocomposites Through Ligand Etching for Optoelectronic Application
K. C. Handique1, B. Barman2, P.K. Kalita3

1K C Handique, Ph.D. scholar, Department of Physics, Rjiv Gandhi University, India.
2Barnali Barman, PhD, Department of Physics, Rajiv Gandhi University, India.
3P K Kalita, Professor, Department of Physics, Rajiv Gandhi University, India.
Manuscript received on December 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 23, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 1260-1265 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8709019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8709.019320
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Abstract: Core-shell nanocomposites are of immense interest among the research community for its potential applicabilities in various optoelectronic devices. In this work cadmium sulphide (CdS), lead sulphide (PbS) and their core shell PbS/CdS nanostructures have been synthesized through chemical bath deposition method. Their structural and optical properties are studied accordingly through diffractometric and spectrometric techniques. The phase of the core PbS is cubic zinc blende and of the shell CdS is hexagonal wurtzite confirmed from the XRD data. The optical bandgaps are calculated from the absorption spectra and are found to be 2.2eV for PbS and 2.7eV for CdS whereas for core shell PbS/CdS it reduces to 2.1 eV. The photoluminescence spectroscopy has been done on the samples and the spectra shows a blue shift of its near band gap emission for core PbS when it is coated with shell CdS which is not according to the usual behavior of core shell nanostructures. These optical properties are clearly carrying evidences of cationic ligand exchange between the cadmium and lead ion complexes. The conductivity of the prepared samples are measured at room temperature and it is found to be higher in case of PbS/CdS than the core PbS and shell CdS. The increase of bandgap and conductivity of PbS/CdS is a suitable nature for the application of this material in photovoltaic devices. The quantum yield of the core shell nanocomposites is also greatly enhanced that makes the synthesized nanostructures one of the potential candidates for the application in various optoelectronic devices. 
Keywords: Ligand Etching, Cation Exchange, Photoluminescence, core shell
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