Sains Malaysiana, 2016;45:1191-1196.


Zinc selenide (ZnSe) quantum dots (QDs) have been synthesized through a hydrothermal method using ZnCl2
and Na2
powder as the precursor in the presence of oleylamine as capping agent. The hydrothermal route was conducted at a
moderate temperature (150°C) for 8 h. Optical properties of ZnSe QDs were studied through ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy
(UV-Vis) and photoluminescence (PL) while the structural properties of ZnSe QDs were characterized using transmission
electron microscope (TEM). The photoluminescence (PL) characterization on ZnSe QDs showed that the QDs emit light in
blue range region at around 440 nm with optical band gap energy at 3.68 eV. The TEM results showed that the average
particle size is around 8.9 nm. It is a good candidates for optoelectronic devices such as light emitting diodes (LED).