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Controllable Synthesis of Single-Crystalline CdO and Cd(OH)2 Nanowires by a Simple Hydrothermal Approach

Yang, Zai-xing and Zhong, Wei and Yin, Yan-xue and Du, Xin and Deng, Yu and Au, Chaktong and Du, You-wei (2010) Controllable Synthesis of Single-Crystalline CdO and Cd(OH)2 Nanowires by a Simple Hydrothermal Approach. NANOSCALE RESEARCH LETTERS, 5 (6). pp. 961-965. ISSN 1931-7573 (Print) 1556-276X (Online)

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Abstract

Single-crystalline Cd(OH)2 or CdO nanowires can be selectively synthesized at 150 °C by a simple hydrothermal method using aqueous Cd(NO3)2 as precursor. The method is biosafe, and compared to the conventional oil-water surfactant approach, more environmental-benign. As revealed by the XRD results, CdO or Cd(OH)2 nanowires can be generated in high purity by varying the time of synthesis. The results of FESEM and HRTEM analysis show that the CdO nanowires are formed in bundles. Over the CdO-nanowire bundles, photoluminescence at ~517 nm attributable to near band-edge emission of CdO was recorded. Based on the experimental results, a possible growth mechanism of the products is proposed.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:9283
Deposited By:M T V
Deposited On:03 Jun 2010 14:20
Last Modified:03 Jun 2010 14:20

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