CdS prism and flake crystals grown by hydrothermal method

Ning Gao, Fan Guo, Weiwei Zheng, Qian Chen

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Abstract

CdS powders were synthesized by the reaction of sulfur with cadmium chloride in the alkaline solution at 120°C. Then, two different morphological forms of CdS crystals were grown in the basic medium using the pre-obtained CdS powders as precursors. One is a hexagonal prism, the other is regular hexagonal CdS flake. The as-prepared CdS samples were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the photos of crystals. We investigated the relations between the hydrothermal conditions and the morphological forms of CdS crystals and the growing conditions and the size of hexagonal CdS flakes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRengong Jingti Xuebao/Journal of Synthetic Crystals
Volume34
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • CdS
  • Crystal growth
  • Hydrothermal method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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