Synthesis of RePO4 (Re=La, Nd, Pr, or Y) Nanowires by Chemical Precipitation in Nanochannels
Monodisperse nanowires of rare earth phosphates were synthesized by chemical precipitation method using anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images indicated that rare earth phosphate nanowires are parallelly arranged in AAO template, all of which are in uniform diameter of about 50 nm. X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns and high magnification transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) images showed that the nanowires were polycrystal structure.
Qi Luo and Yuanzhi Wang
C. Mu and J. H. He, "Synthesis of RePO4 (Re=La, Nd, Pr, or Y) Nanowires by Chemical Precipitation in Nanochannels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 181-182, pp. 495-500, 2011