A simple preparation procedure for the synthesis of sodium hexaniobate nanorods

C. H. Lin, C. H. Lee, J. H. Chao, Y. M. Huang, H. W. Chang, C. Y. Kuo, C. W. Hsu

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A simple hydrothermal method was used to synthesize crystalline sodium hexaniobate nanorods of high purity in gram quantity by treating Nb 2O5 powder in 10 M NaOH at 150 °C without utilizing template molecules. The molecular composition of such material was identified as Na6H2Nb6O19·2H 2O. SEM revealed that the majority of these hexaniobate rods had a diameter distribution of 200-450 nm and a length distribution of 40-60 μm, though finer rods with a diameter of 50-100 nm could also be found in the product mixture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jul 15


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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