CdS multipod-based structures through a thermal evaporation process

Guozhen Shen, Cheol Jin Lee

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CdS multipod-based structures, such as flowerlike microstructures, tetrapod-like microrods, and long branched nanowires, were selectively prepared by atmospheric pressure thermal evaporation of CdS nanoparticles without the use of a catalyst. The morphologies could be well controlled by simply adjusting the deposition position. The phase structures, morphologies, and optical properties of the products were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and photoluminescence spectroscopy. A vapor-liquid mechanism was proposed for the formation of CdS multipod-based structures. The present synthetic route is expected to be applied to the synthesis of other II-VI groups or other group's semiconducting materials with controllable morphologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1089
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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