A simple solution phase approach is described to prepare tellurium nanorods which undergo morphological modifications to yield different microstructures under varied experimental conditions. The morphology of the prepared products is drastically altered in presence of a few oxidizing agents such as sodium oxychloride (NaOCl), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) etc. The effects of poly (sodium 4-styrene sulphonate) (PSS) and Isooctyl phenoxy poly oxyethanol (TritonX-100) on the size and shape of the products in presence of air/NaOCl have also been monitored.
B. Sudip Kumar, C., B., R., D. A., and S., S. G., “Nanorods of tellurium: synthesis and self-assembly”, JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 719-25, 2006.