In-situ GISAXS on nanocomposite films of CdS nanoparticles and polymers

Tiziana Di Luccio, Dina Carbone, Anna Maria Laera, Katrin Peeper, Christian Mauser, Enrico Da Como

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We investigated the growth of CdS nanoparticles in polymer films by means of ex-situ and in-situ x-ray scattering experiments using synchrotron radiation. The CdS nanoparticles were synthesized by thermal decomposition of a Cd thiolate precursor dispersed in a cyclic olefin copolymer. The films were deposited by spin coating. Grazing incidence diffraction (GID) reveals the Bragg reflections of the CdS nanoparticles. In-situ diffraction and grazing incidence small angle scattering (GISAXS) experiments were recorded during the thermal treatment of the precursor/polymer films from room temperature up to 250°C. The diffraction curves show that the initial precursor structure is soon lost at 100°C Correspondingly, the GISAXS data show a peak at a momentum transfer value q - 0.2Å-1 that shifts towards smaller values with the temperature. Under UV excitation the films show photoluminescence in the range 400-700 nm. © 2008 Materials Research Society.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 MRS Fall Meeting - , United States
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


Conference2007 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
Period1/1/08 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Di Luccio, T., Carbone, D., Laera, A. M., Peeper, K., Mauser, C., & Da Como, E. (2008). In-situ GISAXS on nanocomposite films of CdS nanoparticles and polymers. Paper presented at 2007 MRS Fall Meeting, United States.