Thermoluminescence of Undoped and Cu Doped CdS Nanoparticles

2019 International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology  
In this paper an attempt has been made to synthesize undoped and 1wt% Cu doped CdS nanoparticles through chemical co-precipitation method. Prepared particles were characterized to explore their structural and thermoluminescence properties. The X-ray diffraction analysis reveals a hexagonal crystal structure at room temperature. The particle sizes are determined by Scherer formula for both undoped and doped CdS nanoparticles of various concentrations. The average grain size of undoped and Cu
more » ... undoped and Cu doped nanoparticles is found to be 32.81nm and 22.3nm respectively. The thermoluminescence studies of these above samples show TL peaks occurring at temperatures 379,428,471,510 and 550 Kelvin corresponding to activation energy 0.7 eV, 0.9eV, 1.2 eV, 1.4 eV and 1.3eV respectively.
doi:10.35940/ijeat.a1103.109119 fatcat:en4iokwbxfde7n7v42kpkisewy