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Synthesis and characterization of MoO3 nanostructures by solution combustion method employing morphology and size control

Parviz, D. and Kazemeini, M. and Rashidi, A. M. and Jafari Jozani, Kh. (2010) Synthesis and characterization of MoO3 nanostructures by solution combustion method employing morphology and size control. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (4). pp. 1509-1521.

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Abstract

Molybdenum oxide nanostructures were synthesized utilizing the solution combustion method where the ammonium molybdate powder and an organic additive were used as precursors. Different organic additives including ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), polyethylene glycol 200 (PEG 200), sorbitol and urea were used as surfactants in order to investigate the effect of additive structure on morphology and particle size of products. Also various reaction parameters such as the additive/Mo molar ratio, concentration of metal ion in solution, pH of the reaction, and temperature of the synthesis media were changed to study effects on product morphology and size. Outcomes were characterized by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction, and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) techniques. Results show a variety of MoO3 nanoparticles and nanorods produced within the size range of 10-80 nm. Furthermore, microrods and microsheets were also obtained through this method whose length varied in the order of microns.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:FIELD-EMISSION PROPERTIES; LOW-TEMPERATURE SYNTHESIS; MOLYBDENUM OXIDE; HYDROTHERMAL SYNTHESIS; INORGANIC FULLERENES; CATALYTIC-ACTIVITY; CHEVREL PHASES; NANOTUBES; SILICA; NANOWIRES
Subjects:Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:8874
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:07 Jul 2010 12:33
Last Modified:19 Aug 2010 13:08

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