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Open Access Nano Express

A Simple Method to Synthesize Cadmium Hydroxide Nanobelts

DE Zhang1*, XD Pan1, H Zhu1, SZ Li1, GY Xu1, XB Zhang1, AL Ying1 and ZW Tong12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Chemical Engineering, Huaihai Institute of Technology, Lianyungang, 222005, People’s Republic of China

2 SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tokyo, Japan

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2008, 3:284-288  doi:10.1007/s11671-008-9150-4

Published: 9 August 2008

Abstract

Cd(OH)2nanobelts have been synthesized in high yield by a convenient polyol method for the first time. XRD, XPS, FESEM, and TEM were used to characterize the product, which revealed that the product consisted of belt-like crystals about 40 nm in thickness and length up to several hundreds of micrometers. Studies found that the viscosity of the solvent has important influence on the morphology of the final products. The optical absorption spectrum indicates that the Cd(OH)2nanobelts have a direct band gap of 4.45 eV.

Keywords:
Crystal morphology; Nanobelt; Viscosity; Hydrothermal