Chemically binding Eu3+ onto CdS semiconductor nanoparticle surface

Guang Hua Zhu*, Krystyna Tomsia, Hong Yu, Motlan, Ewa M. Goldys

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    Europium ions were chemically bound to CdS nanoparticles surface by diethylenetri-aminepentaacetate (DTPA, 1) in a two-step synthetic route. First 1 was applied to chelate with cadmium on the surface of cadmium-rich CdS nanoparticles and act as a capping agent. Further, the purified 1-capped particles were used to bind with Eu3+. The purified and redispersed particles were characterized by photoluminescence spectroscopy, TEM and SEM. It was observed that Eu3+ on the nanoparticle surface significantly increased the band gap emission and decreased the surface emission intensity of the CdS nanoparticles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)581-584
    Number of pages4
    JournalChinese Chemical Letters
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2007


    • cadmium sulphide
    • DTPA
    • semiconductors
    • nanoparticles


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