A simple approach to synthesize KNiF3 hollow spheres by solvothermal method

Meng Zhang, Zhenghua Wang, Maosong Mo, Xiangying Chen, Rui Zhang, Weichao Yu, Yitai Qian

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Potassium nickel fluoride (KNiF3) hollow spheres with diameters of 200-400 nm have been solvothermally synthesized at 110°C using KF and NiCl2 as reactants in ethanol, without additional template materials or surfactants. The results of XRD and XPS indicate that the products are perovskite-type KNiF3. TEM microphotos show that the hollow spheres are composed of KNiF3 nanoparticles with an average size of l0nm, and the wall thickness is 20-40 nm. UV-vis and PL spectra have recorded the optical properties of KNiF3 hollow spheres. A possible mechanism for the formation of KNiF3 hollow spheres is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Chemistry and Physics
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Feb 15 2005

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the 973 Projects of China.


  • Chemical synthesis
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Optical properties


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