Solution-phase synthesis of spherical zinc sulfide nanostructures

Feng Gu, Chun Zhong Li, Shu Fen Wang, Meng Kai Lü

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A facile solution-phase method has been developed to synthesize specially hollow and solid ZnS nanospheres. High-resolution TEM images on the nanospheres suggest their formation via the oriented aggregation of the primary ZnS nanocrystals. The morphology and size of the ZnS nanospheres can also be tuned easily by controlling the experimental conditions. These special spherical structures are very easily encapsulated within a uniform silica layer without any surface modification, suggesting potential applications in biochemistry and biodiagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1332
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes

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