Synthesis and characterization of CdS nanocrystals in Maleic anhydride-Octene-1-Vinylbutyl Ether terpolymer matrix

Oktay H. Akperov, Mustafa B. Muradov, Elvin Y. Malikov, Elchin O. Akperov, Rasmiyya E. Mammadova, Goncha M. Eyvazova, Á. Kukovecz, Z. Kónya

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A Maleic anhydride-Octene-1-Vinylbutyl Ether terpolymer was synthesized via the radical terpolymerization method in order to prepare a new matrix for CdS nanocrystal synthesis. CdS nanocrystals were synthesized through the reaction of thiourea with cadmium chloride. The synthesized terpolymer/CdS nanocrystal composites were characterized by several methods. Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis, Raman spectroscopy and powder X-ray diffraction methods. The room temperature UV-visible absorption spectra show a shift of the absorption edge towards higher energies. The band gap of the CdS nanocomposite is bigger than that of bulk CdS. Raman spectrum exhibits characteristic peaks of CdS. Images of the nanocomposite obtained with Atomic Force Microscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy are the evidences of CdS nanocrystal formation in the terpolymer. Thermal investigation shows that the nanocomposite is more thermostable than the terpolymer which could be useful for application in thermo aggressive medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2016



  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Thermogravimetric analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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