Direct growth of hexagonal Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates from and on cadmium substrate

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Author(s)

  • Jijiang Fu
  • Kaifu Huo
  • Liangsheng Hu
  • Hongwei Ni
  • Boquan Zhu
  • Yunchang Xin

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3747-3751
Journal / PublicationJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume9
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Abstract

Uniform hexagonal Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates have been produced directly on Cd substrates by a hydrothermal process in alkaline solution containing (NH 4) 2S 2O 8 without the use of templates or surfactants. The Cd foil serves as both the Cd source and substrate. The morphology, structure, and composition of the Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates are characterized by X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, selected area electron diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates are single-crystalline and possess a well defined hexagonal shape. The thicknesses of hexagonal Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates range from 30 to 80 nm and the lateral lengths are about 80-200 nm. The growth mechanism is also discussed. Copyright © 2009 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Cadmium hydroxide, Characterization, Hexagonal nanoplates, Hydrothermal synthesis, In-situ growth

Citation Format(s)

Direct growth of hexagonal Cd(OH) 2 nanoplates from and on cadmium substrate. / Fu, Jijiang; Huo, Kaifu; Hu, Liangsheng; Ni, Hongwei; Zhu, Boquan; Xin, Yunchang; Chu, Paul K.

In: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 9, No. 6, 06.2009, p. 3747-3751.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review