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Title: Morphology-controlled synthesis of Bi 2S 3 nanomaterials via single-and multiple-source approaches
Authors: Tian, L. 
Tan, H.Y.
Vittal, J.J. 
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Citation: Tian, L., Tan, H.Y., Vittal, J.J. (2008-02). Morphology-controlled synthesis of Bi 2S 3 nanomaterials via single-and multiple-source approaches. Crystal Growth and Design 8 (2) : 734-738. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Bi 2S 3 nanomaterials of various morphologies, including nanorods, dandelion-like nanostructures, nanoleaves, nanoflowers, and nanocabbages were successfully synthesized from the single-source precursor Bi(SCOPh) 3 (1) or multiple-source precursors by using a colloidal solution method or hydrothermal method. The X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) patterns show that the Bi 2S 3 belongs to the orthorhombic phase. Furthermore, the quantification by energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis gives consistent results. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and transmission electron microscopic (TEM) studies reveal that the as-prepared Bi 2S 3 can be tuned to different morphologies. The interplay of factors that influenced the morphologies and sizes of the nanomaterials were studied. The possible reasons for the formation of Bi 2S 3 nanomaterials are also proposed. © 2008 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Crystal Growth and Design
ISSN: 15287483
DOI: 10.1021/cg070594i
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