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Crystal splitting in the growth of Bi2S3

Tang, Jing and Alivisatos, A. Paul (2006) Crystal splitting in the growth of Bi2S3. NANO LETTERS, 6 (12). pp. 2701-2706. ISSN Print Edition ISSN: 1530-6984; Web Edition ISSN: 1530-6992

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Bi2S3 nanostructures with a sheaflike morphology are obtained via reaction of bismuth acetate-oleic acid complex with elemental sulfur in 1-octadecence. These structures may form by the splitting crystal growth mechanism, which is known to account for the morphology some mineral crystals assume in nature. By control of the synthetic parameters, different shapes are obtained, analogous to those which have been observed to occur by crystal splitting in minerals. These new and complex Bi2S3 nanostructures are characterized by transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and electron and X-ray diffraction.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:2159
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:02 Jan 2009 12:41
Last Modified:02 Jan 2009 12:41

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