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Architectural Growth of Cu Nanoparticles Through Electrodeposition

Ko, Wen-Yin and Chen, Wei-Hung and Cheng, Ching-Yuan and Lin, Kaun-Jiuh (2009) Architectural Growth of Cu Nanoparticles Through Electrodeposition. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (12). pp. 1481-1485.



Cu particles with different architectures such as pyramid, cube, and multipod have been successfully fabricated on the surface of Au films, which is the polycrystalline Au substrate with (111) domains, using the electrodeposition technique in the presence of the surface-capping reagents of dodecylbenzene sulfonic acid and poly(vinylpyrrolidone). Further, the growth evolution of pyramidal Cu nanoparticles was observed for the first time. We believe that our method might open new possibilities for fabricating nanomaterials of non-noble transition metals with various novel architectures, which can then potentially be utilized in applications such as biosensors, catalysis, photovoltaic cells, and electronic nanodevices.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
ID Code:8028
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:11 Aug 2010 15:03
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:03

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