Title: Effect of annealing on microstructure and phase evolution of Ag6Mo10033 nanorods synthesised by novel soft chemical method

Authors: Sunasira Misra, Satyaprakash Sahoo, V. Jayaraman, A.K. Arora, T. Gnanasekaran

Addresses: Liquid Metals and Structural Chemistry Division, Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India. ' Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India. ' Liquid Metals and Structural Chemistry Division, Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India. ' Materials Science Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India. ' Liquid Metals and Structural Chemistry Division, Chemistry Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603 102, India

Abstract: A soft chemical method has been developed for the synthesis of nanorods of Ag6Mo10O33. TG/DTA and XRD results confirmed the formation of Ag6Mo10O33 phase at 773 K. Different intermediates formed during the formation of this phase were elucidated.

Keywords: soft chemical method; silver molybdate nanorods; metastable-stable intermediates; nanotechnology; synthesis; annealing; microstructure; phase evolution.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNT.2010.034695

International Journal of Nanotechnology, 2010 Vol.7 No.9/10/11/12, pp.870 - 882

Published online: 17 Aug 2010 *

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