We report on the simple, in situ generation of CdS nanocrystals inside electrospun polymer fibres by thermal decomposition of a cadmium thiolate precursor, leading to nanocomposite light-emitting fibres. The modifications induced in the precursor by the thermal decomposition are investigated by a morphological, structural and spectroscopic analysis of the resulting nanocomposite fibres. This approach allows us to overcome nanofabrication difficulties related to disfavoured micro- or nanofluidic molecular flow as given by the direct incorporation of particles in the electrospinning solution. This method therefore enables the synthesis of luminescent, CdS-based composite fibres with emission peaked in the visible range, suitable as building blocks for nanophotonic devices based on light-emitting nanomaterials. © 2011 The Royal Society of Chemistry.
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- Materials Science(all)
Di Benedetto, F., Camposeo, A., Persano, L., Laera, A. M., Piscopiello, E., Cingolani, R., Tapfer, L., & Pisignano, D. (2011). Light-emitting nanocomposite CdS-polymer electrospun fibres via in situ nanoparticle generation. Nanoscale, 3(10), 4234 - 4239. https://doi.org/10.1039/c1nr10399g