Ultrathin Te Nanowires: An Excellent Platform for Controlled Synthesis of Ultrathin Platinum and Palladium Nanowires/Nanotubes with Very High Aspect Ratio

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  • Hai-Wei Liang,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
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  • Shuo Liu,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
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  • Jun-Yan Gong,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
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  • Shang-Bing Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
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  • Lei Wang,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
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  • Shu-Hong Yu

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China)
    • Department of Chemistry University of Science and Technology of China Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale Hefei, Anhui 230026 (P.R. China).
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Abstract

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Uniform ultrathin Pt nanotubes, Pt and Pd nanowires with diameters of only several nanometers and a very-high aspect ratio of ∼10 000 can be fabricated using ultrathin Te nanowires as both reducing agent and sacrificial template in ethylene glycol. The valences of metal precursors have a crucial effect on the morphology of the nanostructures.

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