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Conference Papers in Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 257359, 4 pages
Conference Paper

Structural, Optical and Electrical Characterization of CdSe Nanorods Synthesized by Solvothermal Process

1Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, India
2Department of Physics, Pachhunga University College, Aizawl, Mizoram 796 001, India

Received 4 March 2013; Accepted 30 April 2013

Academic Editors: B. Bhattacharya and U. P. Singh

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Ramakrishna Madaka at “International Conference on Solar Energy Photovoltaics” held from 19 December 2012 to 21 December 2012 in Bhubaneswar, India.

Copyright © 2013 Lalhriat Zuala et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


CdSe nanorods are synthesized by solvothermal process in a mixed solvent of hydrazine hydrate [H6N2O], ammonia [NH3] and deionized water. Cadmium acetate [(CH3COO)2Cd·2H2O] and sodium selenite [Na2SeO3] are used as precursors for cadmium and selenium ions, respectively. FESEM is used to study the morphology of the synthesized nanorods. XRD measurement shows wurtzite phase of CdSe. SAED pattern and TEM measurement are also used to study the structure and morphology of the particles. UV-Vis_NIR measurement shows strong absorption around 730 nm. Nanorods thin films are prepared using doctor blade technique. Conductivity of the thin film samples is measured in vacuum using two-probe method.