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Structural, Optical, Thermal and Electrical properties of Fungus guided Biosynthesized Zinc Sulphide Nanoparticles

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Physics, Handique Girls’ College, Guwahati-781001, INDIA
  • 2Department of Botany, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, INDIA
  • 3Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Guwahati- 781014, INDIA

Res.J.chem.sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 33-40, January,18 (2015)


A green synthesis approach to the fabrication of zinc sulphide (ZnS) nanoparticle is carried out using the extract of button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus), a naturally occurring edible mushroom. The XRD analysis show that ZnS nanoparticles are of cubic structure with average crystallite size of 2.9 nm – 2.1 nm which is in good agreement with the data found from TEM analysis. Direct band gap of the samples is estimated from UV-Vis absorption and found to lie in the range of 4.9eV-5.3eV. Photoluminescence (PL) of the samples is due to the presence of zinc vacancies and recombination of electron-hole pair at the surface traps of the materials. The FTIR study confirms the presence of protein, the guiding material for biosynthesis of nanomaterial. The thermal stability of the samples is studied with thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Impedance analysis of the samples reveals the potential applications of the materials in nanotuned devices.


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