Self-Assembly of Cuprous Oxide Micro/Nanostructures by Photo-Reduction Method

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This study used a photo-reduction method to investigate cuprous oxide (Cu2O) self-assembled micro/nanostructures, and design a test specimen with an electron concentration gradient distribution. It also observed the Cu2O reduction of the self-assembled structure with respect to electron density. SEM analysis was adopted to analyze the growth mechanism and growth model. The results showed that, its structure size increased with photo-reduction time, and as the reduction solution concentration increased, its structure crystallinity declined. The basic unit of a self-assembled microstructure was Cu2O at a diameter of 10~15nm, then these particles conglomerate in self-assembly to form various kinds of Cu2O micro/nanostructures with respect to reduction electron density, and primarily presented in the form of a cone or cube. In the process of continuous self-assembly, there were many micro-defects under the perfect crystal surface. Considering the growth rate, the final growth surface of the structure was (111) or (100).

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 97-101)

Edited by:

Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang

Pages:

2180-2183

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.97-101.2180

Citation:

W. K. Chang et al., "Self-Assembly of Cuprous Oxide Micro/Nanostructures by Photo-Reduction Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 2180-2183, 2010

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March 2010

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