Biopolymer-mediated synthesis of anisotropic piezoelectric nanorods

John Mitchells, Stephen Mann, Simon R. Hall, Zoe Schnepp

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Alginate biopolymer was used to control the crystal growth of the lead-free piezoelectric material langasite. The piezo-response of these nanorods was demonstrated to be equivalent to that of ZnO. This is the first time that templated growth of langasite and its associate phases has been demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4887-4889
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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