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Article – Journal of Nanoscience and Technology

Journal of Nanoscience and Technology, Volume 4,Issue 5,2018 Pages 492-496

Heterogeneous Mixture of Nanoparticles from MoS2 and Ta2O5: Synthesis and Characterization
Sonali Samantra*, Sirsendu Sekhar Ray


The synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is an active area of academic and application research in nanotechnology. It is also an amalgamating technology which has fascinating multi-disciplinary application in various sections. Nanoparticles has been a conventional but field if we go on further decreasing the size we enter the field of quantum dots (<10 nm) with application in the form of tracers, labels, sensors etc. Molybdenum disulfide and tantalum nanoparticles were synthesized and characterized through FESEM, FTIR, XRD,UV-Vis spectroscopy, spectrofluorimetry, etc. The size of the synthesized nanoparticles as observed in FESEM were found to be in the range of 22 to 50 nm for molybdenum nanoparticle and 34.72 to 72.45 nm in case of tantalum. The EDAX analysis shows the composition of molybdenum nanoparticle as hydrogen(H), molybdenum(Mo), nitrogen(N), oxygen(O) and fluorine(F) with 32.3%, 66.3%, 0.43%, 0.32% and 0.5% respectively. The EDAX analysis show the composition of tantalum nanoparticle as hydrogen(H), tantalum(Ta), oxygen(O), nitrogen(N) and fluorine(F) with 35.9%,50%,4.8%,2.01%,7.17%. The XRD analysis of molybdenum disulfide images indicates the synthesized nanoparticle as crystalline in nature. The average crystallinity was found to be 7.93 nm. Tantalum nanoparticles with a crystallinity of 8.05 and 12.20 nm were observed as [2 0 0] and [1 1 0] planes. Biocompatibility of the synthesized nanoparticles was examined by MTT assay. The spectrofluorometry of the synthesized nanoparticles proves the fluorescence property which is most probably because of the quantum dots. Furthermore, the fluorescence property was also used for the cell imaging. The study is a first its kind to exercise the use of Mo and Ta quantum dots in the field of biomedical application and further work is necessary for optimization and implementation of the nanoparticles in the biological sector.

Keywords: Nanoparticles; Molybdenum Disulfide; Tantalum; Biocompatibility; Quantum Dots;