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Synthesis of Cu2O nano-whiskers by a novel wet-chemical route

Qu, Yuling and Li, Xinyong and Chen, Guohua and Zhang, Huanjun and Chen, Yongying (2008) Synthesis of Cu2O nano-whiskers by a novel wet-chemical route. Materials Letters, 62 (6-7). 886 - 888.

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Cu2O nano-whiskers were successfully synthesized via a novel wet-chemical route using polyethylene glycol (PEG, Mw = 20000) as surfactant and hydrazine as reducing agent at room temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and ultraviolet–visible (UV–vis) spectroscopy. Based on the SEM images of the as-obtained samples, we found that the role of PEG is significant to induce the growth of Cu2O along the 1D direction. Moreover, the formation mechanism of obtained Cu2O nano-whiskers was discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nanomaterials; Cu2O nano-whiskers; PEG; Optical materials and properties
Subjects:Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:6670
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 09:13
Last Modified:10 Feb 2010 09:13

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