Synthesis of ZnS hollow nanoneedles via the nanoscale Kirkendall effect

Hongyu Sun, Yan Chen, Xiaoliang Wang, Yanwu Xie, Wei Li, Xiangyi Zhang

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The facile synthesis of one-dimensional II-VI semiconductor hollow nanostructures with sharp tips is of particular interest for their applications in novel nanodevices. In this study, by employing ZnO nanoneedles with lower symmetry structures as self-sacrificed templates, ZnS hollow nanoneedles with homogeneous thickness have been synthesized by a low temperature hydrothermal route through in situ chemical conversion manner and the nanoscale Kirkendall effect. The hollow needlelike structures obtained in the present study can be used as starting materials to create fantastic nanoarchitectures and may have important applications in optoelectronic nanodevices.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)97-103
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Hollow nanostructures
  • Nanoneedles
  • Kirkendall effect
  • II-VI semiconductor


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