Department of Chemistry
Controllable synthesis of single-crystalline CdO and Cd(OH)2Nanowires by a simple hydrothermal approach
Single-crystalline Cd(OH) 2 or CdO nanowires can be selectively synthesized at 150 °C by a simple hydrothermal method using aqueous Cd(NO 3) 2 as precursor. The method is biosafe, and compared to the conventional oil-water surfactant approach, more environmental-benign. As revealed by the XRD results, CdO or Cd(OH) 2 nanowires can be generated in high purity by varying the time of synthesis. The results of FESEM and HRTEM analysis show that the CdO nanowires are formed in bundles. Over the CdO-nanowire bundles, photoluminescence at ~517 nm attributable to near band-edge emission of CdO was recorded. Based on the experimental results, a possible growth mechanism of the products is proposed. © 2010 The Author(s).
Cd(OH) 2, CdO, Hydrothermal, Nanowires, Photoluminescence
Source Publication Title
Nanoscale Research Letters
Link to Publisher's Edition
Yang, Zai-xing, Wei Zhong, Yan-xue Yin, Xin Du, Yu Deng, Chaktong Au, and You-wei Du. "Controllable synthesis of single-crystalline CdO and Cd(OH)2Nanowires by a simple hydrothermal approach." Nanoscale Research Letters 5.6 (2010): 961-965.