Phase Transition Behavior and Oriented Aggregation During Precipitation of In(OH) 3 and InOOH Nanocrystals

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Klaumünzer M, Mackovic M, Ferstl P, Voigt M, Spiecker E, Meyer B, Peukert W
Journal: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 116
Journal issue: 46
Pages range: 24529--24537
ISSN: 1932-7447
Language: English


Abstract


The phase transition behavior and oriented aggregation (OA) during colloidal synthesis of In(OH)3 nanocrystals in water are investigated by TEM, SEM, X-ray diffraction, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Besides the cubic In(OH)3 phase, also orthorhombic InOOH is formed in a precipitation route using indium acetate as the In3+ source. Well-developed nano- and microcuboids are observed that consist solely of In(OH)3. In contrast, the InOOH phase remains semicrystalline even for long reaction (refluxing) times. The irregular growth of the InOOH phase is explained by proton transfers from hydroxyl groups to oxygen ions within the InOOH lattice that lead to OH disorder and lattice strain. DFT calculations of the surface energies of ideal and water-saturated low-index InOOH and In(OH)3 surfaces predict that the In(OH)3 phase becomes energetically more favorable than InOOH above a critical crystallite size. This explains why InOOH is formed before the In(OH)3 phase, which is an unusual pathway for a hydrothermal process. Once InOOH has transformed to In(OH)3 by incorporation of water, the crystallites can grow without restriction due to the disappearance of OH-disorder-induced strain. Finally, for the In(OH)3 cuboids a three-step formation process is suggested: In the first step, one-dimensional OA under formation of nanorods occurs. In the second step, parallel bundles are formed from the nanorods. In the third step these bundles merge into cuboids by three-dimensional OA.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Ferstl, Pascal
Professur für Experimentalphysik
Klaumünzer, Martin
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Mackovic, Mirza Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Meyer, Bernd Prof. Dr.
Professur für Computational Chemistry
Peukert, Wolfgang Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik
Spiecker, Erdmann Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Voigt, Michael Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Feststoff- und Grenzflächenverfahrenstechnik


Additional Organisation
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Mikro- und Nanostrukturforschung)
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
Interdisziplinäres Zentrum, Center for Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM)


Research Fields

A1 Functional Particle Systems
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
A2 Nanoanalysis and Microscopy
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials
A3 Multiscale Modeling and Simulation
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


How to cite

APA:
Klaumünzer, M., Mackovic, M., Ferstl, P., Voigt, M., Spiecker, E., Meyer, B., & Peukert, W. (2012). Phase Transition Behavior and Oriented Aggregation During Precipitation of In(OH) 3 and InOOH Nanocrystals. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116(46), 24529--24537. https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jp305858n

MLA:
Klaumünzer, Martin, et al. "Phase Transition Behavior and Oriented Aggregation During Precipitation of In(OH) 3 and InOOH Nanocrystals." Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116.46 (2012): 24529--24537.

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