Sn-Catalyzed Growth of MgO Nanowires

Authors: Kim, Hyoun Woo; Shim, Seung Hyun; Lee, Jong Woo

Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 7, Number 12, December 2007 , pp. 4434-4438(5)

Publisher: American Scientific Publishers

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We reported the fabrication and characterization of MgO nanowires, which were grown by thermal evaporation of the mixture of MgB2 and Sn powders at 800 °C through a vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) process. We characterized as-synthesized MgO nanowires using X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. Sn nanoparticles were located at the tips of the nanowires, serving as catalyst for the growth of MgO nanowires. The produced nanowires were of cubic MgO structures with diameters in the range of 10–170 nm. The PL measurement with a Gaussian fitting exhibited visible light emission bands centered at 403, 576, and 720 nm.


Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: December 1, 2007

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