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Keywords:

  • Chemical vapor deposition, metal–organic;
  • Hollow particles;
  • Molybdenum;
  • Nanoparticles, inorganic;
  • Nanoparticles, semiconductor
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Hollow, nested inorganic fullerene- type MoQ2 (Q = S, Se) nanoparticles (see Figure) are prepared in high yield and on a large scale from organometallic precursors. The MoQ2 nanoparticles are obtained by a gas-phase synthesis (using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition) from Mo(CO)6 and S/Se, followed by a subsequent annealing step.