Abstract Lead nanotapes were synthesized in liquid ammonia solvent in the presence of sodium metal at low temperature. The process was template free. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations and X-ray diffraction (XRD) characterizations revealed that the as-prepared Pb nanotapes have average diameters in the range of 40-50 nm, and lengths up to several hundred nanometers, and exhibit cubic crystal structures.
Received: 25 September 2010
Fund:The authors are grateful for the financial support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 50701016) and the Foundation of Education Department of Henan Province (Nos. 2007150008, 2008B150003).
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