Trifold tellurium one-dimensional nanostructures and their formation mechanism

Yang, Lei and Chen, Zhi-Gang and Han, Guang and Cheng, Lina and Xu, Hongyi and Zou, Jin (2013) Trifold tellurium one-dimensional nanostructures and their formation mechanism. Crystal Growth and Design, 13 (11). pp. 4796-4802. ISSN 1528-7483


Uniform trifold tellurium nanostructures have been synthesized through a facile and green solvothermal method. Their structural characteristics were investigated by using various electron microscopy techniques. The results showed that tellurium nanostructures are well-crystallized and grow along the [0001] direction. They have the hexagonal crystal structure and trifold morphology with a lateral dimension of less than 100 nm. Through detailed structural analysis of intermediate products and structural modeling, the formation mechanism of trifold tellurium nanostructures has been well illustrated; that is, the trifold Te nanostructures shared two {112̄0} sidewalls of nanowire components with each other to reduce the entire system energy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 00:52
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2017 00:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: formation mechanism; hexagonal crystal structure; intermediate product; microscopy technique; one-dimensional nanostructure; solvothermal method; structural characteristics; structural modeling; others, incl. Bismuth, Boron, Cadmium, Cobalt, Mercury, Niobium, Selenium, Silicon, Tellurium; nanotechnology; organic compounds; solid state physics
Fields of Research : 03 Chemical Sciences > 0306 Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural) > 030606 Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
03 Chemical Sciences > 0303 Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry > 030302 Nanochemistry and Supramolecular Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1021/cg4009569

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