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A novel solution-phase and low-temperature synthesis of SnSb nano-alloys

Balan, Lavinia and Schneider, Raphaël and Billaud, Denis and Lambert, Jacques and Ghanbaja, Jaafar (2005) A novel solution-phase and low-temperature synthesis of SnSb nano-alloys. Materials Letters, 59 (23). 2898 - 2902.

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Monodisperse SnSb alloy nanoparticles were prepared by reduction of SnCl2 and SbCl5 using t-BuONa activated NaH. The morphology and the structure of the nano-alloy were examined by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected-area electron diffraction (SAED), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The results showed that very small rhombohedral nanoparticles with an average diameter of 4.7 ± 0.1 nm were produced. This route provides a promising candidate for studying capacities of nanosized SnSb alloys in electrochemical energy storage devices.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanomaterials; SnSb nano-alloy; Activated sodium hydride; Solution phase reduction
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:6842
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:30 Sep 2009 17:47
Last Modified:30 Sep 2009 17:47

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