Electrolytic formation of carbon-sheathed mixed Sn-Pb nanowires

Hsu, W K, Trasobares, S, Terrones, H, Terrones, M, Grobert, N, Zhu, Y Q, Li, W Z, Escudero, R, Hare, J P, Kroto, H W and Walton, D R M (1999) Electrolytic formation of carbon-sheathed mixed Sn-Pb nanowires. Chemistry of Materials, 11 (7). 1747 - 1751. ISSN 0897-4756

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Carbon-encapsulated Sn−Pb nanowires are generated by electrolysis of graphite in molten LiCl containing these metals. SA-EDX analyses indicate a distinctive profile for the metal cores in which Sn predominates at one end and Pb at the other of the individual nanowires; X-ray diffraction measurements reveal that separate crystals of each metal can be distinguished, thus zone refining has occurred. The cores exhibit dynamic behavior under electron irradiation. A growth mechanism is proposed for the nanowires.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:49
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18525
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