Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Mullite Nanosticks


Article Preview

The nonstoichiometric Al-rich single crystal mullite nanosticks were prepared by sol-gel method without any catalysts. The nanosticks are straight and uniform with a width of 300-350nm and length of 3-5m. The nanosticks’ growth direction is along[210] . Detailed structural characterizations suggested that the growth of this novel nonstoichiometric structure was induced by the self-catalyzed process.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




F. J. Zhao et al., "Catalyst-Free Synthesis of Mullite Nanosticks", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 812-814, 2008

Online since:

February 2008




[1] J. C. Jiang, L. L. Henry, K. L. C. Gnanasekar and E. I. Conklin: Nano. Lett. Vol. 4 (2004), p.741.

[2] X. Wang and Y. D. Li: Chem. Commun. Vol. 7 (2002), p.764.

[3] M. S. Gudiksen, L. J. Lauhon, J. Wang, D. C. Smith and C. M. Lieber: Nature Vol. 415 (2002), p.617.

[4] J. D. Holmes, K. P. Johnson and R. C. Doty: Science Vol. 287 (2000), p.1471.

[5] B. Zhang, C. B. Cao, X. Xiang and H. S. Zhang: Chem. Commun. Vol. 21 (2004), p.2452.

[6] M. H. Huang, Y. Y. Wu, H. Feinck, et al.: Adv. Mater. Vol. 13 (2001), p.113.

[7] Z. W. Pan, Z. R. Dai and Z. L. Wang: Science Vol. 291 (2001), p. (1947).

Fetching data from Crossref.
This may take some time to load.