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Hierarchical alpha-MnS microspheres: Solvothermal synthesis and growth mechanism
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2016 (English)In: Materials letters (General ed.), ISSN 0167-577X, E-ISSN 1873-4979, Vol. 166, 116-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Hierarchical-like alpha-MnS microspheres have been successfully synthesized via a simple solvothermal route using L-Cystein as both sulfur source and capping agent. X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed that these hierarchical microspheres were made of alpha-phase MnS. Morphological studies performed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods showed that the alpha-MnS hierarchical microspheres are obtained from the nanocubes by self-assembly due to the main driving force of the minimization of overall surface energy. It is highly expected this research can provide a useful fundamental understanding of shape-controlled synthesis of the semiconductor material with hierarchical microstructures.

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2016. Vol. 166, 116-120 p.
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Manganese sulfide, Solvothermal synthesis, Hierarchical nanostructure, Growth mechanism
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Materials Engineering Physical Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127327DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2015.12.044ISI: 000369061100031OAI: diva2:908347
Available from: 2016-03-02 Created: 2016-03-02 Last updated: 2016-03-02Bibliographically approved

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