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Synthesis of Cu@ZnO Core−Shell Nanocomposite through Digestive Ripening of Cu and Zn Nanoparticles

Kalidindi, Suresh Babu and Jagirdar, Balaji R (2008) Synthesis of Cu@ZnO Core−Shell Nanocomposite through Digestive Ripening of Cu and Zn Nanoparticles. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112 (11). pp. 4042-4048.

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The synthesis of colloids of copper and zinc nanoparticles by solvated metal atom dispersion (SMAD) is described. The as-prepared colloids with a large size distribution of the particles are transformed into colloidal nanoparticles of a narrow size distribution by the digestive ripening process which involves refluxing the colloid at or near the boiling point of the solvent in the presence of a passivating ligand. The copper nanoparticles of 2.1 ± 0.3 nm and zinc nanoparticles of 3.9 ± 0.3 nm diameters have thus been obtained. Digestive ripening of the as-prepared copper and zinc colloids together in the presence of a passivating agent gave Cu@ZnO core−shell nanoparticles, with an average diameter of 3.0 ± 0.7 nm. Particles synthesized in this manner were characterized by UV−visible spectroscopy, high-resolution electron microscopy, energy-filtered electron microscopy, and powder X-ray diffraction methods which confirm the core−shell structure.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 09:12
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2010 06:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26731

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