Lead Oxide Nanorods Synthesizing by Electrochemical Reduction
In this paper, we report a simple method to fabricate lead oxide nanorods by electrochemical reduction. In our experiment, the electrolyte was lead nitrate aqueous solution containing zirconium oxide chloride and titanium chloride solution. Stainless steel plate was employed as both cathode and substrate. The controlled current that was supplied by a direct current power supply passed through the electrolyte to deposit lead oxide nanorods on the surface of stainless steel at room temperature. The yield of lead oxide nanorods was affected by the current density. So the impact of the current density on the yield of lead oxide nanorods was discussed in order to find the optimal current density for the fabrication of lead oxide nanorods. The as-synthesized products were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. The results of characterization indicate that the lead oxide nanorods are single crystals.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2009
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