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|Title:||Synthesis of cubic ZnS microspheres exhibiting broad visible emission for bioimaging applications|
|Keywords:||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology|
|Abstract:||Biocompatible ZnS microspheres with an average diameter of 3.85 mu m were grown by solvo-hydrothermal (S-H) method using water-acetonitrile-ethylenediamine (EDA) solution combination. ZnS microspheres were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Fourier transform (FT)-Raman spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) techniques. The broad photoluminescence (PL) emissions from 380-580nm that were seen from the ZnS microspheres attributed to the increase in carrier concentration, as understood from the observed intense Raman band at 257cm(-1). Cytotoxicity and haemocompatibility investigations of these ZnS microspheres revealed its biocompatibility. ZnS microspheres, along with biological cell lines, were giving visible light emission and could be used for bioimaging applications. Copyright (c) 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
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