The synthesis of In, In2O3 nanowires and In 2O3 nanoparticles with shape-controlled

Yingjiu Zhang, Hiroki Ago, Jun Liu, Motoo Yumura, Kunio Uchida, Satoshi Ohshima, Sumio Iijima, Jing Zhu, Xiaozhong Zhang

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Indium (In) metal whiskers/nanowires, In2O3 nanowires, nanoscale In2O3 cubes and octahedrons are synthesized by heating In chunks at high temperature in Ar flow at ambient pressure. The In whiskers/nanowires have low melting point and thus can be evaporated (burnt) by the illumination of intensive electron beam, and provide a candidate to be used as solder and fuse in the nano-electronics. Different morphologies of In2O3 products, especially the nanoscale In2O3 cubes and octahedrons are firstly obtained by the traditional chemical vapor deposition process other than the solution one, which may indicate a new way to fabricate other kinds of nanoscale polyhedrons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-368
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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