Controlled synthesis of trigonal selenium crystals with different morphologies

Hai Fan, Zhenghua Wang, Xinzheng Liu, Weiwei Zheng, Fan Guo, Yitai Qian

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By using t-Se powders and NaOH as starting materials, t-Se aligned microrod bundles, microtubes and dendrites were successfully grown through a reversible chemical reacting process under hydrothermal conditions. It is found that the quantity of MnCl2·4H2O, which served as the antalkali agent to control the reversible reaction, plays important roles in the morphology control of the final t-Se products. The possible mechanism of the formation of different morphologies was briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-322
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Semiconductors
  • B. Chemical synthesis
  • B. Crystal growth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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