Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 97–103

Synthesis of ZnS hollow nanoneedles via the nanoscale Kirkendall effect

Authors

  • Hongyu Sun
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
  • Yan Chen
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
  • Xiaoliang Wang
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
  • Yanwu Xie
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
  • Wei Li
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
    • State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan University
Research Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11051-010-0004-5

Cite this article as:
Sun, H., Chen, Y., Wang, X. et al. J Nanopart Res (2011) 13: 97. doi:10.1007/s11051-010-0004-5

Abstract

The facile synthesis of one-dimensional II–VI semiconductor hollow nanostructures with sharp tips is of particular interest for their applications in novel nanodevices. In this study, by employing ZnO nanoneedles with lower symmetry structures as self-sacrificed templates, ZnS hollow nanoneedles with homogeneous thickness have been synthesized by a low temperature hydrothermal route through in situ chemical conversion manner and the nanoscale Kirkendall effect. The hollow needlelike structures obtained in the present study can be used as starting materials to create fantastic nanoarchitectures and may have important applications in optoelectronic nanodevices.

Keywords

Hollow nanostructures Nanoneedles Kirkendall effect II–VI semiconductor

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