|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2012
||Controlled Synthesis, Processing, and Applications of Structural and Functional Nanomaterials
||Sonochemical Synthesis of Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles
||Barath Palanisamy, Brian Paul
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Cadmium sulfide nanoparticles exhibit quantum confinement effects when the particle size is less than 10 nm. It is a popular buffer material in solar cells owing to its wide band transmission of incident solar light and usually used as a window layer in photovoltaic devices. Several routes for synthesis of CdS nanoparticles exist. Sonochemical synthesis route involves rapid heating of reactant bath by acoustic cavitation leading to high local temperatures. In this research, two slightly varying chemistries where chosen for batch synthesis and the particle morphology and size are compared using transmission electron microscopy.