Catalyst-assisted formation of nanocantilever arrays on ZnS nanoribbons by post-annealing treatment

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6759-6762
Journal / PublicationJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume110
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2006

Abstract

Nanocantilever arrays were formed on the edges of the ±(0001) planes of pre-synthesized ZnS nanoribbons via catalyst-assisted post-annealing treatment on Si substrate at 600 °C. Similar nanostructures could also be generated when ZnS nanoribbons were annealed by mixing with Si or SiO powder. The formation of nanocantilever arrays is associated with orientation-dependent chemical etching of the ±(0001) polar surfaces of ZnS nanoribbons. The ability of increasing structural complexity beyond the one-step "thermal evaporation and condensation" synthesis provides a new dimension to the rational design of building blocks for nanodevices. © 2006 American Chemical Society.

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Catalyst-assisted formation of nanocantilever arrays on ZnS nanoribbons by post-annealing treatment. / Li, Yanqing; Zou, Kai; Shan, Yue Yue et al.
In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 110, No. 13, 06.05.2006, p. 6759-6762.

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