Study of bismuth nanoparticles and nanotubes obtained by microwave heating

Oxana V. Kharissova, Mario Osorio, Mauricio Garza, Boris I. Kharisov

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Microwave synthesis of bismuth nanotubes, as an easier and less expensive method to produce Bi nanotubes, is reported. The nanotubes were prepared by heating Bi powder in vacuum during 5, 10, and 15 min in a conventional microwave oven of 2.45 GHz and 800 W. The resulting Bi nanotubes were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Computer simulation software was used to predict stable configurations for a (6,6) Bi nanotube to study the ground energy state and electronic properties of this configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-572
Number of pages6
JournalSynthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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