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Pure Appl. Chem., 2006, Vol. 78, No. 9, pp. 1651-1665

Nanorods of CoP, CdS, and ZnS

P. John Thomas, Paul Christian, Steven Daniels, Yang Li, Y. S. Wang and Paul O'Brien

School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK

Abstract: Simple thermolysis routes to CdS, ZnS, and CoP nanorods have been developed in our laboratory. The structural properties of the nanorods obtained were elucidated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM). Arguments and calculations in support of the contention that intrinsic rather than extrinsic factors influence the solution-phase growth of nanorods are presented.