Shape-controlled synthesis of tungsten oxide nanostructures and characterization


  • Kanyarat Petsom Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University
  • Atcha Kopwitthaya Photonics Technology Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
  • Mati Horphathum Optical Thin Film Technology Laboratory, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
  • Yotsakit Ruangtaweep Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, 85 Moo Malaiman Road, Maung, Nakhon Pathom 73000, Thailand
  • Narong Sangwaranatee Faculty of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University
  • Jakrapong Kaewkhao Faculty of Science and Technology, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University and Center of Excellence in Glass Technology and Materials Science (CEGM)


Hydrothermal method, Silver ion-assisted synthesis, Nanodisks, Nanorods


Synthesis of tungsten oxide nanorods and nanodisks were reported here using hydrothermal method. Our study is focusing on the role of hexadecyltrimethyl-ammonium bromide (CTAB) and silver ions in tungsten oxide nanostructure formation comparing with typical methods. The sodium tungstate dehydrate was used as a precursor. We found that optimum concentration of CTAB and silver ions can provide a rod-like structure. Meanwhile, nanodisks were observed at the absence of silver ion. In addition, concentration of silver ions introduced to growth solution plays an important role in obtained nanostructure dimension. All prepared nanostructures were characterized by X-Ray diffraction (XRD) for crystalline structures examination. Moreover, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) was performed to determine morphology.


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How to Cite

K. . Petsom, A. Kopwitthaya, M. Horphathum, Y. Ruangtaweep, N. Sangwaranatee, and J. Kaewkhao, “Shape-controlled synthesis of tungsten oxide nanostructures and characterization”, J Met Mater Miner, vol. 28, no. 2, Jan. 2019.



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