Building crystalline Sb2S3 nanowire dandelions with multiple crystal splitting motif

Gonghua Wang, Chin Li Cheung

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Crystalline dandelion-like antimony (III) sulfide (Sb2S 3) nanowires were synthesized by a PEG-assisted solvothermal process. The orthorhombic crystal structure and dandelion-like multi-branched nanowire morphology were revealed by X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) respectively. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) identified that the highly crystalline Sb2S3 nanowires grew along the [001] direction with individual wire diameter of 195 ± 52 nm. The band gap of the Sb2S3 nanowires was measured to be ca. 1.67 eV. A combination of PEG-templated assembly and crystal splitting mechanism was likely responsible for the growth of the observed nanowire dandelion structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)222-225
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 15 2012


  • Assembly
  • Crystal splitting
  • SbS nanowire
  • Solvothermal process
  • Stibnite
  • Template

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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