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New Findings on Materials Science from University of Chile Summarized (Low temperature synthesis and blue photoluminescence of ZnS submicronparticles)

August 12, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Current study results on Materials Science have been published. According to news reporting from Santiago, Chile, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Submicronparticles of ZnS were synthesized at low temperature using a top-down fabrication process by ultrasonication."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Chile, "The obtained ZnS particles were characterized by scanning transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM), energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDAX), Fourier transform infra-red spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-visible spectrophotometry (UV), and photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL). The results showed that the formed products are ZnS particles with size less than 200 nm and exhibit a strong luminescence in the blue region."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The origin of the blue emission could be attributed to the quantum the effect of ZnS nanocrystals."

For more information on this research see: Low temperature synthesis and blue photoluminescence of ZnS submicronparticles. Materials Letters, 2014;129():8-11. Materials Letters can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Materials Letters -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E. Mosquera, University of Chile, Fac Ciencias Fis & Matemat, Dept. of Ciencia Mat, Lab Mat Nanoescala, Santiago, Chile.

Keywords for this news article include: Chile, Santiago, South America, Materials Science

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