Biopolymer-mediated synthesis of anisotropic piezoelectric nanorods

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

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  • University of Bristol


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