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Ultrasonic-assisted size-controllable synthesis of Bi2Te3 nanoflakes with electrogenerated chemiluminescence.

Research paper by Bo B Zhou, Bo B Liu, Li-Ping LP Jiang, Jun-Jie JJ Zhu

Indexed on: 29 Jul '06Published on: 29 Jul '06Published in: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry



Abstract

Bi(2)Te(3) hexagonal nanoflakes with controllable edge length ranging from approximately 150 nm to as small as approximately 10nm were synthesized via an ultrasonic-assisted disproportionation route, using Te powder and Bi(NO(3))(3).5H(2)O as raw materials. The mechanochemical effects of the ultrasonic irradiation accelerated the reaction and were helpful to obtain relatively small and uniform nanocrystals. The products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectra, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction techniques. Electrogenerated chemiluminescence of as-prepared Bi(2)Te(3) was also reported for the first time.