Journal article

Synthesis of mesoporous LaPO4 nanostructures with controllable morphologies

Zhanli Chai, Li Gao, Cheng Wang, Hongjie Zhang, Rongkun Zheng, Paul A Webley, Huanting Wang

New Journal of Chemistry | ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY | Published : 2009


Lanthanum phosphate (LaPO ) nanostructures with different morphologies were prepared by a facile solution-precipitation process. The effect of different reaction conditions on the morphology of nanostructures was studied. When the molar ratio of La :H PO was around 1:2, 1:20, 1:100, and 1:200, four different morphologies, such as near-spherical, snowflake-like, star-shaped, lens-like nanostructures and short nanorods, were obtained, respectively. Meanwhile, similar shapes developed when the molar ratio of H PO to ionic surfactants, such as SDS and CTAB, was varied. In addition, Eu doped and Ce /Tb co-doped LaPO nanostructures showed morphology evolution similar to undoped LaPO nanostr..

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Awarded by National Basic Research Program of China

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for financial support from NSFC (20671087) and the National Basic Research Program of China (2007CB925101), and the Australian Research Council (ARC).