Synthesis and characterization of crystalline microporous cobalt phosphite nanowires

R C Che, L M Peng, W Z Zhou

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Abstract

Crystalline microporous Co-11(HPO3)(8)(OH)(6) nanowires have been synthesized through a soft hydrothermal reaction between red phosphor, KOH, and metal halides. These nanowires were found to have their main hexagonal channels along the long axis and a narrow distribution around 30-40 nm in diameter. The growth of the nanowires were found to initiate at Co(OH)(2) nuclei. The length of the nanowires depends mainly on the hydrothermal reaction time and the amount of Co(OH)(2) available at the nuclei to feed the growth of the nanowires. Blue shift of up to 85 nm was observed in UV-visible absorption spectra from the Co-11(HPO3)(8)(OH)(6) nanowires in comparing with that from the micro-size particle sample, giving an absorption edge deep in the ultraviolet region at about 255 nm or a bandgap E(g)similar to 4.9 eV. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173122
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume87
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 2005

Keywords

  • MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES
  • CO
  • NI

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