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      Nanocrystal; thermal decomposition; BTNC; nickel sulphide; characterization; magnetic property.

    • Abstract


      Three-dimensional (3D) flower-like cubic Ni3S4 nanoplates with single crystalline nature were successfully prepared through decomposing bis(thiourea) nickel(II) chloride crystals (BTNC). The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscope, transmission electron microscope, selected area electron diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Results show that the as-prepared products are pure cubic Ni3S4 and stable in range of 180–220°C with single crystal nature providing high surface areas, and higher reaction temperature leads to lower surface areas. Typical Raman peaks of the as-synthesized 3D flower-like cubic Ni3S4 at 200°C are located at 239, 286, 337, 379, 423, 478 and 630 cm-1. Magnetization measurement indicates that single crystalline Ni3S4 nanoplates prepared at 200°C displays antiferromagnetic behaviour.

    • Author Affiliations


      Peng-Fei Yin1 Li-Li Sun2 Chao Zhou3 Yu-Heng Sun3 Xiang-Yu Han1 Cheng-Rong Deng1

      1. College of Science, Chongqingjiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, PR China
      2. Department of Physics, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, PR China
      3. Department of Materials Science, Chongqingjiaotong University, Chongqing 400074, PR China
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