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    • Preparation and characterization of Co9S8 nanocrystalline and nanorods

      Peng-Fei Yin Li-Li Sun You-Lu Gao Sheng-Yue Wang

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      Hexagonal Co9S8 nanocrystal and nanorods were synthesized using cobalt chloride (CoCl2.6H2O), dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and non-aqueous alcohol as the starting materials, and taking dimethyl sulfoxide as both sulfur source and strong infiltrator in nanorods preparation. The Co9S8 samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning tunneling microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) and laser Raman spectrometer. The results show that the as-prepared Co9S8 nanocrystal with a size of 6 nm take on weak paramagnetism at room temperature. The lengths and diameters of the nanorods were about 4 𝜇m and 200 nm, respectively. The reason for the relative lower synthesis temperature of nanorods was discussed and a ‘micro-autoclave reactor’ model was suggested as well.

    • Synthesis, characterization and magnetic property of 3D flower-like nickel sulphide nanocrystals through decomposing bis(thiourea) nickel(II) chloride crystals

      Peng-Fei Yin Li-Li Sun Chao Zhou Yu-Heng Sun Xiang-Yu Han Cheng-Rong Deng

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      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.

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