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Morphological evolution, growth mechanism, and magneto-transport properties of silver telluride one-dimensional nanostructures

GaoMin Li1, XiaoBing Tang1, ShaoMin Zhou1*, Ning Li1 and XianYou Yuan2

1 Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, People's Republic of China

2 Department of Biology and Chemistry, Hunan University of Science and Engineering, Yongzhou, Hunan 425100, People's Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:356  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-356

Published: 20 August 2013

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Additional file 1: Figure A1:

XRD spectra of the Ag2Te products under various growth times (3, 6, and 12 h reaction time) The XRD patterns reveal that these Ag2Te nanostructures have a monoclinic structure.

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Additional file 2: Figure A2:

(a) XPS survey spectrum of the Ag2Te nanowires, and HRXPS in the (b) Ag 3d and (c) Te 3d regions. The molar ratio of silver to tellurium according to the quantification of peaks is 2.08:1.00, close to the stoichiometry of Ag2Te.

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Additional file 3: Figure A3.:

TG-DTA curves of the Ag2Te nanowires. From the DTA curve, it can be seen that the phase transition during the heating procedure occurred at 152°C, which confirms structural phase transition of Ag2Te.

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Raman scattering spectrum of the as-prepared Ag2Te nanowires under different times of exposure. An interesting Raman scattering enhancement phenomenon has also been observed during the observation of Raman spectra.

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