Fabrication of Mn2O3 Nanowire with Ultra Fine Morphology via an Electrospinning Technology
Thin Mn2(NO3)2/PVA precursor nanowire was fabricated via electrospinning technology at a low temperature in this paper. After dried at 150°C for 10 hours and then sintered at 450°C for 2 hours, Mn2O3 nanowire was successfully obtained. The nanowire was characterized using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that the nanowire was composed of pure Mn2O3 phase. The nanowire exhibited smooth surface and continuous sharp with length of tens of micrometer. The diameter of Mn2O3 nanowire was measured and calculated through SEM, which showed most probable value of about 110 nm and 270 nm. The reason of the diameter separation was also discussed.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
R. Zhang et al., "Fabrication of Mn2O3 Nanowire with Ultra Fine Morphology via an Electrospinning Technology", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 532-534, 2008