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Catalyst-free growth of zinc nanocrystals with various morphologies on ionic liquid surfaces

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Abstract

We report a catalyst-free growth of zinc nanocrystals with various morphologies on ionic liquid surfaces at room temperature. The typical width and length of the zinc nanorods and nanowires are 25–50 nm and 440–1704 nm, respectively, which are sensitive to the experimental conditions. The average size of the Zn crystal mounds with multiple concentric hexagonal terraces is around 260 nm, which increases slowly with the nominal deposition thickness and then saturates. The step thickness of the hexagonal terraces is about 18 nm. Based on the experimental results, a formation mechanism of the mounds is proposed.

Graphical abstract: Catalyst-free growth of zinc nanocrystals with various morphologies on ionic liquid surfaces

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The article was received on 16 Sep 2019, accepted on 30 Sep 2019 and first published on 04 Oct 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9CE01453E
CrystEngComm, 2019,21, 6784-6789

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    Catalyst-free growth of zinc nanocrystals with various morphologies on ionic liquid surfaces

    Z. Bao, L. Li, J. Shen, X. Ye, X. Tao, B. Yang and G. Ye, CrystEngComm, 2019, 21, 6784
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CE01453E

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