Objective: The present work describes NiS nanoparticles were prepared by chemical displacement
method using CTAB as a stabilizer.
Method: For the source of Sulfide ion, we used thioacetamide as fuel and nickel nitrate as metal salt.
NiS nanoparticles are p-type semiconductor. Band gap of NiS is 0.5- 0.6 eV and also reported to be a
good photo catalyst in the degradation of pollutants. The structural, morphological, metal percentage
and optical properties of as synthesized nanoparticles are investigated by using X-ray diffraction
(XRD), UV-Visible spectra; Field emission gun scanning electron microscopy (FEG-SEM) with EDS,
Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), High-resolution transmission electron microscopy
(HR-TEM) and Photoluminescence spectroscopy (PL).
Results: The x-ray diffraction patterns revealed that the particles exhibited a crystal structure at the
suitable temperature. The average particle size of the nanoparticles from the X-ray diffraction is about
22.8 nm and also Field emission gun scanning electron microscopy shows good morphology and exhibited
clearly hexagonal shape.
Conclusion: The Transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) shows the crystalline size of structures
is 22 nm. Further, the Photocatalytic activity of Synthesized NiS nanoparticles was investigated
by photo catalytic removal of Rose Bengal as a model of organic pollutant. It shows good photocatalytic
activity against Rose Bengal dye (98.1%).