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Synthesis of Copper Nanoparticles with Controlled Sizes by Reverse Micelle Method

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Copper (Cu) nanoparticles with controllable sizes were successfully synthesized by using a modified reverse micelle method, in which copper(II) acetate was reacted with L-ascorbic acid in a solution containing water and xylene in the presence of oleic acid and oleylamine as surfactants. The as-synthesized Cu nanoparticles had a nearly spherical profile and multiple-twinned structures, whose surface was enclosed by {111} facets. Our synthetic procedure provides a simple and readily scalable route to the preparation of Cu nanoparticles with controllable sizes.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2013

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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