A review on one-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials.

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Pei LZ, Yang Y, Pei YQ, Xie YK. A review on one-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials. Recent Pat Nanotechnol. 2013;7(2):93-107.
One-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials exhibited wide application potential in the fields of magnetic devices, photocatalysis, sensors and lithium ion batteries owing to their good magnetic, photocatalytic, electrochemical and optical properties. The article reviewed the recent progress and patents on one-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials. The recent progress and patents on the synthesis of ternary germanate nanowires, nanorods and nanobelts synthesized by thermal evaporation, hydrothermal method and chemical vapor deposition process were demonstrated. The experimental progress and patents on the application of one-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials as magnetic devices, electrochemical sensors, photocatalysis and lithium ion batteries were discussed in detail. Finally, the future development direction of one-dimensional ternary germanate nanomaterials for the synthesis and application was also discussed.