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Low-temperature synthesis of Zn3P2 nanowire

  • In-Tae Bae (a1), Parag Vasekar (a2), Daniel VanHart (a2) and Tara Dhakal (a2)


High-quality Zn3P2 nanowires are synthesized at a temperature as low as 350 °C using Zn foil and trioctylphosphine by chemical reflux method. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images show their diameters vary from ∼15 to 70 nm. Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy and nanobeam electron diffraction patterns in combination with structure factor simulation reveal that the nanowires have tetragonal α-Zn3P2 structure. Based on high-resolution TEM images and their fast Fourier transform patterns, Zn3P2 nanowires are considered to grow on a vicinity of the possibly highest surface energy plane of (101) with a growth direction parallel to [101].


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Low-temperature synthesis of Zn3P2 nanowire

  • In-Tae Bae (a1), Parag Vasekar (a2), Daniel VanHart (a2) and Tara Dhakal (a2)


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