Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystalline mercury telluride by sonochemical method

H. Song, K. Cho, H. Kim, J. S. Lee, B. Min, H. S. Kim, S. W. Kim, T. Noh, S. Kim

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Mercury telluride (HgTe) nanorods and nanoparticles were synthesized at room temperature via sonochemical method. The crystalline HgTe nanorods were formed from mercury perchlorate hydrate and tellurium powder in an ethylenediamine solvent system mixed with a complexing agent of 1-thioglycerol. In addition, the HgTe nanoparticles and the amorphous Te material were produced in the same solvent system without the 1-thioglycerol. The synthesized HgTe nanorods, HgTe nanoparticles, and amorphous Te were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy. In addition, the role of 1-thioglycerol in the synthesis of the nanocrystalline HgTe is discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-323
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept 1

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology as a part of the ‘04 Nuclear R&D Program, Grant No. M2-0363-00-0052, Grant No. R01-1999-000-00230-0, Grant No. R01-2002-000-00504-0 from the Basic Research Program of the Korea Science & Engineering Foundation, and National R&D project for Nano Science and Technology.


  • A1. Complexing agent
  • A1. Sonochemistry
  • B1. Mercury telluride
  • B1. Nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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