Shape evolution of lead telluride and selenide nanostructures under different hydrothermal synthesis conditions

B. Poudel, W. Z. Wang, D. Z. Wang, J. Y. Huang, Z. F. Ren

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Face-open nanoboxes of lead telluride and setenide have been synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method. Nano- and microcrystals of various morphologies, including microflowers, semi-microflowers, cubic nanopartides, etc., have also been observed at different synthesis conditions. Temperature, time, and concentrations of various reactants play a major role in controlling the morphology and shape evolution of the product. This simple synthesis technique for the growth of various nano- and microstructures opens a new route to prepare hierarchical structures of a variety of binary semiconducting materials in a large quantity. A possible growth mechanism of such nano-and microstructures has been proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1050-1053
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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