The Growth of Zn–Sb Nanowires by Heat Treatment of Zn–Sb Nanoparticles Obtained by Electrodeposition

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  • This work was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong province (04009715), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (20573136), and the team project of the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong province (04205405).

Abstract

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Zn–Sb nanowires are prepared by heat treatment of Zn–Sb nanoparticles at 640 °C under an Ar atmosphere. The precursor, Zn–Sb nanoparticles, was obtained by electrodeposition. The length of the nanowires is more than 30 μm and the typical diameter is about 90 nm (see figure). A spinodal decomposition liquid solid mechanism is proposed to explain the Zn–Sb nanowire growth.

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