Synthesis and characterization of Mn-doped CdS-diluted magnetic semiconductor nanoparticles

A. A. Gadalla, A. N. Aboelkhir, Mahesha M G, Ashok Rao

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Pure and manganese (Mn)-doped cadmium sulfide (CdS) nanoparticles with varying Mn wt% of 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10% have been synthesized by wet chemical reaction route using mercaptoethanol as a capping agent. The synthesized nanoparticles are characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) techniques. XRD analysis shows that the as-prepared samples have crystallite size in the range of 4–7 nm with cubic zinc blende structure and transforms to hexagonal wurtzite structure by thermal annealing at 300 °C for 1 h. EDX and FTIR spectroscopy have confirmed the incorporation of Mn in the CdS lattice. Magnetic hysteresis loops were observed at low temperatures inferring the enhanced surface effects of the small-sized Mn-doped CdS nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 07-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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