Science in China Series G: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy

, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp 35–39

Mg micro/nanoscale materials with sphere-like morphologies: Size-controlled synthesis and characterization


DOI: 10.1007/s11433-009-0042-0

Cite this article as:
Tao, Z., Li, C. & Chen, J. Sci. China Ser. G-Phys. Mech. Astron. (2009) 52: 35. doi:10.1007/s11433-009-0042-0


Mg micro/nanoscale materials with sphere-like morphologies are prepared via a vapor-transport deposition process. The structure and morphology of the as-prepared products are characterized by powder X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Vapor-liquid-solid mechanism is proposed to explain the formation of Mg micro/nanospheres on the basis of the experimental results.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of New Energy Material Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Energy Material Chemistry (Tianjin) and Engineering Research Center of High-Energy Storage and Conversion (Ministry of Education)Nankai UniversityTianjinChina