CrSi2 hexagonal nanowebs

Huatao Wang, Jian Chun Wu, Yiqiang Shen, Gongping Li, Zhou Zhang, Guozhong Xing, Donglai Guo, Dandan Wang, Zhili Dong, Tom Wu*

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Single-crystalline CrSi2 nanostructures with a unique hexagonal nanoweb morphology have been successfully synthesized for the first time. These nanowebs span 150-200 nm and are composed of <112̄0> nanowire segments with a thickness of 10-30 nm. It is proposed that surface charges on the {101̄0} sidewalls and the minimization of electrostatic energy induce the nanoweb formation. Calculations of the electrostatic energies were used to predict the transitions between different modes of bending, which agreed well with the experimental observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15875-15877
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number45
StatePublished - Nov 17 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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