Novel Morphology of Needle-Like Nanoparticles of Na2Mo2O7 Synthesized by Using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis
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Low-temperature method for the synthesis of novel morphology of needle-like nanoparticles of disodium dimolybdate (Na2Mo2O7) in the process of ultrasonic spray pyrolysis (USP) using aqueous solutions of thermodynamically stable molybdenum (VI) oxide clusters as precursor is described. Needle-like Na2Mo2O7 particles were obtained and collected in toluene, while centrifugation was employed to isolate solid material from solution. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) confirmed that the morphology of the synthesized Na2Mo2O7 particles is needle-like collected into bundles. The X-ray Powder Diffraction (XRPD) analysis revealed appearance of orthorhombic Na2Mo2O7, synthesized at 300 degrees C. By comparing the XRPD pattern of the synthesized needle-like Na2Mo2O7 powder obtained in the process of USP with the XRPD pattern simulated for randomly-distributed crystallites by planes, the most prefered growth plane of needle-like nanoparticles were found.