Fabrication of ZnS nanoparticle chains on a protein template

S. Padalkar, J. Hulleman, S. M. Kim, T. Tumkur, J. C. Rochet, E. Stach, L. Stanciu

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In the present study, we have exploited the properties of a fibrillar protein for the template synthesis of zinc sulfide (ZnS) nanoparticle chains. The diameter of the ZnS nanoparticle chains was tuned in range of ~30 to ~165 nm by varying the process variables. The nanoparticle chains were characterized by field emission scanning electron microscopy, UV-Visible spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. The effect of incubation temperature on the morphology of the nanoparticle chains was also studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2031-2041
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2009


  • Morphology
  • Nanoparticle chains
  • One-dimensional nanostructure
  • Synthesis
  • Template

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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