A solid state nuclear magnetic resonance study on the thermolytic synthesis of CdS nanoparticles in a polystyrene matrix

Marzia Pentimalli, Francesco Antolini, Elvira Maria Bauer, Donatella Capitani, Tiziana Di Luccio, Stephane Viel

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We report on the optimization of the thermolytic synthesis of cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles in a polystyrene (PS) matrix. The annealing conditions were tuned on the basis of the indications coming from solid state113Cd and13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) experiments.113Cd NMR provided direct evidence of CdS nanoparticles formation. Semi-quantitative13C NMR experiments demonstrated that good quality samples are obtained by heating up precursor/polystyrene films to 270 °C in vacuum. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) experiments revealed structural details of CdS nanoparticles, their average size ranging from 1 to more than 7 nm as a function of the annealing conditions. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2657 - 2661
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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