Controlling Synthesis of Copper Nanorods and Triangular Nanoplates
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.
X. W. Zheng "Controlling Synthesis of Copper Nanorods and Triangular Nanoplates", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 4, pp. 145-152, 2008