We present a novel two-step chemical synthesis route to produce of disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) capped and europium doped CdS nanoparticles. First EDTA was applied to chelate with cadmium on the surface of cadmium-rich CdS nanoparticles and act as a capping agent. Further, the purified EDTA-capped particles were used to bind with Eu3+. The purified and redispersed particles were characterized by UV/vis absorption, photoluminescence, TEM and SEM. It was observed that Eu3+ on the nanoparticle surface significantly increased the band gap emission intensity of the CdS nanoparticles.
- cadmium sulphide