Self-templated synthesis of single-crystal and single-domain ferroelectric nanoplates.
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Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English), ISSN: 1521-3773, Vol: 51, Issue: 37, Page: 9283-7
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- Chemical Engineering; Chemistry; ferroelectricity; heterogeneous catalysis; lead titanate; morphology; nanostructures
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Free-standing single-crystal PbTiOnanoplates (see picture) were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. A "self-templated" crystal growth is presumed to lead to the formation of the PbTiOnanoplates, which have ferroelectric single-domain structures, whose polarization areas can be manipulated by writing and reading. The nanoplates are also effective catalysts for the oxidation of carbon monoxide. © 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.