A novel and high yield synthesis of CdSe nanowires
CdSe nanowires (CdSe-NWs) at large scale were obtained through a simple and clean method. The reaction was carried out without complexing agents which often facilitate the preferential nanostructure growth. In this work, CdSe-NWs with lineal and zigzag shape around 40 and 130 nm in diameter with a wurtzite-type structure were synthesized. Quantitative EDX analysis indicated the stoichiometric formation of CdSe, while both HRTEM and HAADF-STEM analysis ruled out the presence of other phases such as CdO or nanotubes formation, respectively. Diameter and length of the nanowires varied with the reaction time and temperature. This synthesis method makes the nanostructures purification process easier and also is non-toxic and its high conversion make it an efficient method for obtaining CdSe-NWs.