Title: Effect of processing condition on the formation of ZnSe nanoparticles

Authors: Sabar D. Hutagalung, Siew Tze Eng, Zainal A. Ahmad, Ishak Mat

Addresses: School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. ' School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. ' School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. ' Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia

Abstract: ZnSe nanoparticles were synthesised by wet chemical route. The effect of refluxing time was studied extensively on the formation of ZnSe nanoparticles via a rapid polyol approach. It was found that a rapid polyol approach is able to produce ZnSe microspheres which are composed of numerous small sizes of nanoparticles. Moreover, longer refluxing time gave monodispersed and better uniformity of ZnSe nanostructures but also bigger size of microspheres.

Keywords: ZnSe nanoparticles; zinc selenide; wet chemical; rapid polyol approach; reflux; microspheres; nanotechnology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNP.2009.028751

International Journal of Nanoparticles, 2009 Vol.2 No.1/2/3/4/5/6, pp.182-190

Published online: 30 Sep 2009 *

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