Controlling Synthesis of Copper Nanorods and Triangular Nanoplates
|Periodical||Journal of Nano Research (Volume 4)|
|Main Theme||Journal of Nano Research Vol. 4|
|Citation||Xiu Wen Zheng, 2009, Journal of Nano Research, 4, 145|
|Online since||January, 2009|
|Authors||Xiu Wen Zheng|
|Keywords||Copper (Cu), Nanorod, Surfactant, Triangle|
Copper nanorods and triangular nanoplates have been successfully generated by via a simple solution-phase approach by reducing CuCl2 with L-ascorbic acid (AsA) in aqueous solution in the presence of cetyltgrimethlammonium bromide (CTAB). The formation of self-assembled microstructures of CTAB molecules in aqueous solution is suggested to account for the anisotropic growth of one-dimensional copper nanorods and triangular nanoplates.