Synthesis of shape-controlled beta-In2S3 nanotubes through oriented attachment of nanoparticles.

School of Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, 440-746, Korea.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 04/2010; 46(13):2292-4. DOI: 10.1039/b922366e
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ABSTRACT Beta-In(2)S(3) nanotubes were synthesized using an organic solution pyrolysis route. The shape of the beta-In(2)S(3) nanotubes was controlled from hexagonal nanoplates to nanotubes simply by changing the reaction time. The growth mechanism of the nanotubes was explained by oriented attachment. The beta-In(2)S(3) nanotubes had a diameter, wall thickness and length of 5.0 nm, 0.79 nm and >10 microm, respectively. The diameter of the beta-In(2)S(3) nanotubes was found to be dependent on the sulfur concentration.

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