Room temperature magnetism in Ni-doped CdSe nanoparticles

  • Sunil Kumar
  • Sanjeev Kumar
  • N. K. Verma
  • S. K. Chakarvarti


Room temperature ferro-magnetism in Ni-doped CdSe nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized by a wet chemical precipitation method is reported. Transmission electron microscopy shows that the average particle size of Ni-doped CdSe NPs is about 8 nm. X-ray diffraction shows the zinc blende (cubic) structure of Cd1-x Ni x Se NPs. Superconducting quantum interference device was utilized to study the magnetic behavior of NPs. Magnetic studies revealed that pure CdSe NPs exhibit diamagnetic behavior at 300 K, whereas 5% Ni doped CdSe NPs shows the mixture of paramagnetic and ferromagnetic behavior.


Sodium Selenite Ferromagnetic Behavior Superconducting Quantum Interference Device CdSe Nanoparticles Paramagnetic Behavior 
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This work is supported by Department of Science and Technology (DST) (sanction order no. SR/S2/CMP-02/2005). The authors are grateful to DST for its generous funding. The authors would like to thank Prof. R. Chatterji, IIT Delhi for providing SQUID facility.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Kumar
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Kumar
    • 2
  • N. K. Verma
    • 1
  • S. K. Chakarvarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Nano Research Lab, School of Physics and Materials ScienceThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  2. 2.University College of EngineeringPunjabi UniversityPatialaIndia
  3. 3.National Institute of TechnologyKurukshetraIndia

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