Novel rosette-shaped CdS microparticle with high surface area fabricated by lyotropic liquid crystal templating

Sung Jae Im, Weon Sik Chae, Sang Wook Lee, Yong Rok Kim

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Semiconductor CdS microparticle covered with wrinkle-like nanotexture was prepared under ambient condition by using the lyotropic liquid crystal mesophase as a structural template. The prepared CdS microparticle resembles a rosette shape with a diameter of 0.5-1.5 μm and the wrinkle-like nanotexture on its surface. This rosette-shaped CdS consists of small nanocrystals with a diameter of ∼4 nm, and the nanocrystal building block has the zinc-blende crystal structure. The characteristic band-to-band absorption and near band-edge emission are observed in this unique semiconductor particle. Nitrogen gas physisorption measurement reveals that the material has the high BET surface area of 38 m2 g-1 and nanoporous nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)899-904
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Apr 13


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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