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Growth of copper nanoparticles within VOx nanotubes

Azambre, B. and Hudson, M.J. (2003) Growth of copper nanoparticles within VOx nanotubes. Materials Letters, 57 (20). pp. 3005-3009. ISSN 0167-577X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S0167-577X(02)01421-0

Abstract/Summary

The synthesis of new Cu-VOx nanotubes has been achieved by exchanging a Cu(II) salt against the protonated template in the parent dodecylamine-VOx nanotubes. The intercalation of Cu(II) species induces some significant morphological and structural changes within the material, but the tubular shape is still well preserved. Controlled thermolysis under nitrogen of the Cu(II) species initially dispersed within the multiwalls induces the growth and sintering of copper nanoparticles, which are formed without destroying the tubular morphology of the host carrier. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:10979
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanomaterials, electron microscopy, vanadium oxide nanombes, hydrothermal, ion exchange, thermolysis, nanoparticles, mesopores , VANADIUM-OXIDE NANOTUBES, NANORODS

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