Synthesis and Characterization of Regular Hexagonal NiCo2O4 Nanosheets
In this article, the spinel NiCo2O4 nanosheets with diameters of 100-200 nm were prepared by calcinations of co-precipitates, which were obtained by co-precipitation method. Different kinds of precipitants, including NaOH, KOH, Na2CO3 and ethanedioic acid aqueous solutions were investigated, and regular hexagonal nanosheets are synthesized only when the precipitant is strong KOH or NaOH solution. The morphology and structure of the hexagonal precursor particles and nanosheets were investigated, and the mechanism of the formation of hexagonal nanosheets is discussed.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. Yang et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Regular Hexagonal NiCo2O4 Nanosheets", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2027-2029, 2007