Aerosol-assisted self-assembly of aluminum borate (Al18B4O33) nanowires into three dimensional hollow spherical architectures

Zhang, Jun, Elsanousi, Ammar, Lin, Jing, Huang, Yang, Elssfah, E. M., Chen, Dongfeng, Gao, Jianming, Huang, Zhixin, Ding, Xiaoxia and Tang, Chengcun (2007) Aerosol-assisted self-assembly of aluminum borate (Al18B4O33) nanowires into three dimensional hollow spherical architectures. Crystal Growth and Design, 7 12: 2764-2767.


Author Zhang, Jun
Elsanousi, Ammar
Lin, Jing
Huang, Yang
Elssfah, E. M.
Chen, Dongfeng
Gao, Jianming
Huang, Zhixin
Ding, Xiaoxia
Tang, Chengcun
Title Aerosol-assisted self-assembly of aluminum borate (Al18B4O33) nanowires into three dimensional hollow spherical architectures
Formatted title Aerosol-assisted self-assembly of aluminum borate (Al18B4O33) nanowires into three dimensional hollow spherical architectures
Journal name Crystal Growth and Design   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1528-7483
1528-7505
Publication date 2007-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/cg070492s
Volume 7
Issue 12
Start page 2764
End page 2767
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Publisher American Chemical Society
Language eng
Formatted abstract In this work, we report a new scheme for the generation of 3D hollow spherical architectures with single-crystal aluminum borate nanowires as building blocks, which are in situ formed in liquid droplets by a spray pyrolysis technique. The hollow structures were investigated by SEM and TEM microscopy observations in detail. Our comparative experiments show that the morphologies of the products depended less on the reaction conditions, whereas the crystal structures are related to the reaction temperature. The possible formation mechanism for the 3D hollow architectures has been discussed. As such, with a judicious choice of suitable materials, this technique should be extendable to other systems to directly grow curved, 3D-ordered assemblies built from 1D nanowires. The as-obtained aluminum borate (Al18B4O33) nanomaterials were used as the supports of nickel oxide as the photocatalyst on the degradation of dye brilliant red (X-3B) and showed an excellent ability to improve the photocatalytic activities compared to Al18B4O33 nanorods as supports.
Keyword Spray-pyrolysis
Nanostructures
Organization
Nanorods
Colloidosomes
Nanoparticles
Microspheres
Dandelions
Particles
Nanotubes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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