Synthesis and characterization of WO3 nanowires and metal nanoparticle-WO3 nanowire composites

Mária Szabó, Péter Pusztai, Anne Riikka Leino, Krisztián Kordás, Zoltán Kónya, Ákos Kukovecz

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Tungsten-trioxide nanowire bundles were prepared using a simple hydrothermal method. Sodium-tungstate was used as precursor and sodium-sulfate as structure directing agent. All the reflections of the X-ray diffractogram of the synthesized wires belong to the hexagonal phase of the tungsten trioxide. The nanowires were successfully decorated with metal nanoparticles by wet impregnation. The TEM investigation showed that using different metal precursors resulted in different particle sizes and coverage on the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Structure
Publication statusPublished - Jul 24 2013


  • Electron microscopy
  • Hydrothermal
  • Metal decoration
  • Spectrometry
  • Tungsten-trioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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