Preparation of Mn5Si3 nanocages and nanotubes by molten salt flux

Zeheng Yang, Yunle Gu, Luyang Chen, Liang Shi, Jianhua Ma, Yitai Qian

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    Mn5Si3 nanocages and nanotubes were successfully synthesized by molten salt flux reaction at 650 °C. The samples were characterized with X-ray powder diffraction and transmission electron microscopy. The influence of the reactants molar ratio of MnCl2 to Mg2Si and reaction temperature on the phases and morphologies of the products were discussed. The possible mechanism of forming Mn5Si 3 nanocages and nanotubes is discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)347-351
    Number of pages5
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


    • A. Nanostructures
    • B. Chemical synthesis
    • C. Transmission electron microscopy
    • C. X-ray diffraction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry


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