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Amine-sssisted route to fabricate LiNbO3 particles with a tunable shape

Liu, M. & Xue, D. (2008) Amine-sssisted route to fabricate LiNbO3 particles with a tunable shape. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(16), p. 6346.

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Abstract

An ethylenediamine-assisted route has been designed for one-step synthesis of lithium niobate particles with a novel rodlike structure in an aqueous solution system. The morphological evolution for these lithium niobate rods was monitored via SEM: The raw materials form large lozenges first. These lozenges are a metastable intermediate of this reaction, and they subsequently crack into small rods after sufficiently long time. These small rods recrystallize and finally grow into individual lithium niobate rods. Interestingly, shape-controlled fabrication of lithium niobate powders was achieved through using different amine ligands. For instance, the ethylenediamine or ethanolamine ligan can induce the formation of rods, while n-butylamine prefers to construct hollow spheres. These as-obtained lithium niobate rods and hollow spheres may exhibit enhanced performance in an optical application field due to their distinctive structures. This effective ligand-tuned-morphology route can provide a new strategy to facilely achieve the shape-controlled synthesis of other niobates.

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ID Code: 40946
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Lithium Niobate, Functional Materials, Morphology Control Synthesis, Hydrothermal Method
DOI: 10.1021/jp800803s
ISSN: 1932-7447
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Synthesis of Materials (030306)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2011 12:58
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:32

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