Room-Temperature Growth of Uniform Tellurium Nanorods and the Assembly of Tellurium or Fe3O4 Nanoparticles on the Nanorods


  • The authors acknowledge the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SPP 1165) for financial support. We thank Dr. Wolfgang Milius for the help with JCPDS files and Dr. Mingfu Zhang and Dr. Saikat Mandal for helpful discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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Uniform and single-crystalline tellurium (Te) nanorods with high aspect ratio (≈20) are prepared via a cylindrical polymer brush-assisted method in THF at room temperature. These rods are well dispersed and stable in solution. Te nanorods prepared by this method are successfully used as template to assemble inorganic (Te or Fe3O4) nanoparticles on the nanorod surface to form a Te nanorod / Te or Fe3O4 nanoparticle complex structure (see figure).