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Manganese-incorporated ZnS (MnxZn1-xS) nanorods were synthesized by a simple solvothermal process. Synthesized nanorods were single crystalline. Manganese incorporation in the ZnS lattice induces a phase transformation from hexagonal wurtzite to cubic zinc blende structure. The diameter of the nanorods increased with the increase of Mn concentration.(More)
We report water-in-oil (W/O) microemulsion synthesis of fluorescently bright and paramagnetically strong bimodal chitosan nanoparticles (BCNPs). The W/O microemulsion system provides a confined environment for producing monodispersed BCNPs. Average particle size as estimated by the Transmission Electron Microscopy was 28 nm. The water to surfactant molar(More)
The use of bimetallic alloy seeds for growing one-dimensional nanostructures has recently gained momentum among researchers. The compositional flexibility of alloys provides the opportunity to manipulate the chemical environment, reaction kinetics, and thermodynamic behavior of nanowire growth, in both the eutectic and the subeutectic regimes. This Letter(More)
ZnS nanoparticles and nanorods with control over their crystal structure are fabricated through a solvothermal approach by changing the solvent used for the synthesis. The synthetic approach is suitable to fabricate ZnS nanoparticles with various sizes by varying the synthesis temperatures. Quantum confinement phenomena are studied by tailoring the particle(More)
Nanostructures of ZnS, both particles and rods, were synthesized through solvothermal processes and characterized by x-ray diffraction and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Positron lifetime and Doppler broadening measurements were made to study the features related to the defect nanostructures present in the samples. The nanocrystalline(More)
Using femtosecond pump-probe spectroscopy, we identify excitation-induced dephasing as a major mechanism responsible for the breakdown of the strong coupling between excitons and photons in a semiconductor microcavity. The effects of dephasing are observed on the transmitted probe-pulse spectrum as a density-dependent broadening of the exciton-polariton(More)
ZnO nanowire arrays were synthesized on zinc foil by a simple thermal evaporation process at relatively low temperature. Morphology and size controlled synthesis of the ZnO nanostructures was achieved by variation of the synthesis temperature, reaction time and the surface roughness of the substrate. A gas-solid and self-catalytic liquid-solid mechanism is(More)
This article describes an innovative approach in which bimetallic alloy seeds of AuxAg1-x are used to enhance the growth kinetics of Ge nanowires, via a vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) growth technique. The decreased equilibrium concentration and increased supersaturation of Ge in the liquid alloy seeds, compared to pure Au seeds, results in favorable growth(More)
Vapour-liquid-solid (VLS) techniques are popular routes for the scalable synthesis of semiconductor nanowires. In this article, in-situ electron microscopy is used to correlate the equilibrium content of ternary (Au0.75 Ag0.25 -Ge and Au0.65 Ag0.35 -Ge) metastable alloys with the kinetics, thermodynamics and diameter of Ge nanowires grown via a VLS(More)
We present the electronic transport characteristics of ternary alloy Cd(1-x)Zn(x)S nanowire networks in the dark and under white light illumination. Compared to the negligible dark current, we observed a photocurrent enhancement of up to four orders of magnitude at an intensity of 460 mW cm(-2). The time constant of the dynamic photoresponse is(More)