Growth and microstructural characterization of single crystalline Nb 3Te4 nanowires

Hannah K. Edwards, Pamela A. Salyer, Martin J. Roe, Gavin S. Walker, Paul D. Brown, Duncan H. Gregory

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Novel Nb3Te4 nanowires have been successfully synthesized through the direct reaction and annealing of the elemental powders, by means of a vapor transport mechanism. This is the first instance of the production of group 5 transition metal telluride nanowires. Synthesis involved the initial formation of NbTe2 crystallites which were subsequently annealed to generate crystalline Nb3Te4 nanowires. Characterization using powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), selected area electron diffraction (SAED), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) confirmed the wires to be single crystalline, with their longitudinal axes coincident with the crystallographic c-direction of Nb3Te4 The nanowires ranged in dimension from 50 nm to ∼1 μm in diameter and from 1 to 30 μm in length.

ジャーナルCrystal Growth and Design
出版物ステータス出版済み - 7 1 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Edwards, H. K., Salyer, P. A., Roe, M. J., Walker, G. S., Brown, P. D., & Gregory, D. H. (2005). Growth and microstructural characterization of single crystalline Nb 3Te4 nanowires. Crystal Growth and Design, 5(4), 1633-1637.