MgO nanobelts have been fabricated by chemical vapor deposition using MgCl3 as starting material. The products consist of a large quantity of belt-like nanostructures with typical lengths in the range of several tens to several hundreds of micrometers; some of them even have lengths on the order of a millimeter. The typical thickness and width-to-thickness ratio of the MgO nanobelts are in the range of 20 to 100 nm and about 5 to 10, respectively. The size and morphology of the MgO nanobelts were measured by transmission electron microscopy. Investigations of X-ray diffraction patterns and using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy indicate that the nanobelts have a cubic structure and are single-crystalline.
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Received: 23 August 2001 / Accepted: 27 August 2001 / Published online: 2 October 2001
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Zhang, J., Zhang, L., Peng, X. et al. Fabrication of MgO nanobelts using a halide source and their structural characterization . Appl Phys A 73, 773–775 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s003390101014
- PACS: 81.07.-b; 81.07.Bc; 81.10.-h