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Journal of Nanotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 646409, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/646409
Research Article

Hydrothermal Synthesis of Ni/Al Layered Double Hydroxide Nanorods

School of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China

Received 7 March 2011; Accepted 11 April 2011

Academic Editor: Mallikarjuna Nadagouda

Copyright © 2011 Yun Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ni/Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanorods were successfully synthesized by the hydrothermal reaction. The crystal structure of the products was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphology of the products was observed using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The influences of reaction time and pH value on the morphology of the Ni/Al LDHs were investigated. The result showed that the well-crystallized nanorods of Ni/Al LDHs could be obtained when the pH value was about 10.0 with a long reaction time (12–18 h) at 180°C.