Review on Chalcogenide 3D Nano-structured Crystals: Synthesis and Growth Mechanism

Author(s): Qi Qiu.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Nanotechnology

Volume 9 , Issue 1 , 2015

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Three dimensional (3D) nano-structured crystals have received extensive attention for their superior properties over zero dimensional (0D), one dimensional (1D), or two dimensional (2D) nanomaterials in many areas. This review is generalized for the group of chalcogenide nanoflowers (NFs) by the synthetic techniques, such as solvothermal, wet chemical, sol-gel, surface oxidation, microwave, coating, electrochemical, and several other methods. The formation mechanism was also described for the purpose of opening up new food for thoughts to bring up new functionality of materials by tuning the morphology of crystals. The pH value or the template plays fundamental role in forming the nano-flowered structure. Moreover, the correlations between the surface area (SA), contact angle (CA), and the NFs are also discussed within the context. Here, we also discussed some patents relevant to the topic.

Keywords: Dandelion, ligand protection mechanism, nanocrystal, nanoflower, nano-structured flower. oxide, self-assembly, sulfide, urchin.

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Page: [3 - 16]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1872210509666141205102937

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