By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Proteins have been published. According to news reporting originating from Sohag, Egypt, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Antimony-trioxide (Sb2O3) nanowires were synthesized by using the hydrothermal method. The products were characterized by using X-ray diffraction, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, scan electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Sohag University, "The products were found to be orthorhombic, crystalline nanowires of Sb2O3 with diameters of 65-85 nm and lengths up to several micrometers. Selected area electron diffraction and high-resolution TEM studies indicated the single-crystalline nature of the Sb2O3 nanowires with an oriented growth along the  direction. The absorption spectrum of the as-prepared Sb2O3 nanowires showed an absorption peak around 361 nm. These Sb2O3 nanowires exhibited bright photoluminescence with a strong emission band at 395 nm."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The as-synthesized Sb2O3 nanowires are expected be new functional materials and to be used in the manufacture of advanced optoelectronic nanodevices."
For more information on this research see: Structural and optical properties of hydrothermally-synthesized single-crystalline Sb2O3 nanowires. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 2013;63(11):2143-2148. Journal of the Korean Physical Society can be contacted at: Korean Physical Soc, 635-4, Yuksam-Dong, Kangnam-Ku, Seoul 135-703, South Korea. (Springer - www.springer.com; Journal of the Korean Physical Society - www.springerlink.com/content/0374-4884/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting N.M.A. Hadia, Sohag Univ, Dept. of Phys, Fac Sci, Sohag 82524, Egypt. Additional authors for this research include S. Garcia-Granda and J.R. Garcia (see also Proteins).
Keywords for this news article include: Sohag, Egypt, Africa, Nanowire, Crystallins, Eye Proteins, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies
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