Accelerated electron beam induced breakdown of commercial WO3 into nanorods in the presence of triethylamine

Graham Dawson*, Wuzong Zhou, Ross Blackley

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Tungsten oxide nanorods were prepared from commercial crystalline WO 3 particles treated with triethylamine under electron beam irradiation in an electron microscope operating at 200 kV. The amine acts as a molecular knife, cleaving the particles under beam irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20923-20926
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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