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Keywords:

  • ionic liquids;
  • microwave chemistry;
  • nanostructures;
  • tellurium
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HotMAIL! A microwave-assisted ionic-liquid (MAIL) method has been developed for controlled production of tellurium nanorods or nanowires (see pictures). The MAIL method is a fast, high-yield, and may be extended to synthesize a variety of other elemental and compound nanostructures.