Single crystal manganese oxide multipods by oriented attachment

David Zitoun, Nicola Pinna, Nathalie Frolet, Claude Belin

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Nonhydrolytic sol-gel processes in organic solvents have become very popular for the synthesis of metal oxide NCs. We report an affordable, high-yield, shape-control synthesis of MnO multipod nanocrystals with a quick reaction time. The reaction yields exclusively multipods; two to six pod nanocrystals are synthesized. The mechanism leading to this hierarchical nanostructure is studied in relation with an oriented attachment mechanism; all nanocrystals are found to be single crystals. The study is completed by high-resolution TEM, X-ray powder diffraction, and magnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15034-15035
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
StatePublished - 2 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes


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