Magnetic-fluorescent nanocomposite: A case study on Fe3O 4/ZnS

A. Roychowdhury, S. P. Pati, S. Kumar, D. Das

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Fe3O4/ZnS nanocomposite (NC) having magnetic and fluorescent properties are synthesized via a chemical route. XRD results confirm that the NC does not have undesired phases and the constituents have particle size in the nanometer regime. PL emission spectra have shown strong near band edge emission (NBE) in the UV region as well as defect related bands in the visible region. A blue shift of the NBE emission has been observed for the NC with respect to that of the pristine ZnS. Magnetization measurements of the NC and pristine Fe3O4 show typical hysteresis loops showing ferrimagnetic behavior. The irreversibility observed in the ZFC-FC measurements shows presence of a relaxing phase in the NC whereas the hump seen in the ZFC curve indicates the Verwey transition of magnetite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Physics - Proceedings of the 57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2012
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2012 - Bombay, Mumbai, India
Duration: Dec 3 2012Dec 7 2012

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other57th DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 2012
CityBombay, Mumbai

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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