We report new photoluminescence (PL) data generated by pulsed optical excitation on the composites achieved by a mechanico-chemical reaction between ZnS in the cubic (c) and wurtzite (w) phases and polyaniline-emeraldine base (PANI-EB). Under continuous and pulsed optical excitation, powders of the (w)ZnS and (w)ZnS/PANI-EB composites display PL with different spectral compositions. Contrary to expectations, the (c)ZnS and the (c)ZnS/PANI-EB composite displayed weak PL and decay time in the range of nanoseconds. This results from the great involvement of the surface states in nanometric powders which creates efficient channels for the non-radiative recombination of the carriers.
PL spectra of (w)ZnS/PANI-EB under continous (a) and pulsed optical excitation (b).