Self-assembly of ultra-thin lanthanide oxide nanowires via surfactant-mediated imperfect oriented attachment of nanoparticles

Douglas, F.J., MacLaren, D.A. , Renero-Lecuna, C., Peacock, R.D., Valiente, R. and Murrie, M. (2012) Self-assembly of ultra-thin lanthanide oxide nanowires via surfactant-mediated imperfect oriented attachment of nanoparticles. CrystEngComm, 14(21), pp. 7110-7114. (doi:10.1039/C2CE25990G)

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Abstract

We report a simple synthesis of ultra-thin lanthanide oxide nanowires and ribbons via the autoclave-based decomposition of lanthanide oleates within passivating surfactants. Electron microscopy reveals the formation of linear self assemblies of lanthanide oxide nanoparticles that subsequently recrystallize into high aspect ratio materials via an “imperfect oriented attachment” mechanism.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peacock, Dr Robert and Murrie, Professor Mark and MacLaren, Dr Donald
Authors: Douglas, F.J., MacLaren, D.A., Renero-Lecuna, C., Peacock, R.D., Valiente, R., and Murrie, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:CrystEngComm
ISSN:1466-8033
Published Online:31 July 2012

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