Growth of single crystalline dendritic Li(2)SiO(3) arrays from LiNO(3) and mesoporous SiO(2)
2011 (English)In: Journal of Solid State Chemistry, ISSN 0022-4596, E-ISSN 1095-726X, Vol. 184, no 7, 1735-1739 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A solution based wet chemistry approach has been developed for synthesizing Li(2)SiO(3) using LiNO(3) and mesoporous silica as starting materials at 550 degrees C. A reaction path where NO and O(2) are formed as side-products is proposed. The crystals synthesized exhibit dendritic growth where the as-prepared nanodendrite is a typical 1-fold nanodendrite composed of one several microns long and some tenth of nanometers wide trunk with small branches, which are several hundreds of nanometers long and up to 70 nm in diameter. The effect of the structure of the mesoporous silica for the final morphology is discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam , 2011. Vol. 184, no 7, 1735-1739 p.
Solid state synthesis; Li(3)SiO(4); Nanodendrite; Mesoporous silica; Mesoreactor
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69807DOI: 10.1016/j.jssc.2011.05.003ISI: 000292718500024OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69807DiVA: diva2:433560