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Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Single-Crystalline Tellurium Nanorods and Nanowires in Ionic Liquids

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  • Ying-Jie Zhu Prof.,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 215-241-3122
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  • Wei-Wei Wang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 215-241-3122
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  • Rui-Juan Qi,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 215-241-3122
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  • Xian-Luo Hu

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200050, P. R. China, Fax: (+86) 215-241-3122
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  • Financial support from Chinese Academy of Sciences under the program for recruiting outstanding overseas Chinese (Hundred Talents Program) is gratefully acknowledged. We also thank the Innovation Research Fund from the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. We are grateful to Dr. Long Pan for helpful discussions.

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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.

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