Perpendicular Branching in Crystal Growth of 3D Architecture-Tuned Cadmium Hydroxide Arrays: From Oriented Tripods to Faceted Crystals


  • This work was supported by the National University of Singapore and the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the authors.


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A chemical liquid-phase deposition method is used to synthesize perpendicularly branched nanotripods on substrates through continuous replenishment of nutrients into solution. A good control in crystal growth from oriented tripods to faceted crystals has been achieved, and more complex nanostructures are expected to be prepared by this slow crystal growth process.