Ionic liquids as two-dimensional templates for the spontaneous assembly of copper nanoparticles into nanobelts and observation of an intermediate state

Xuqing Liu, Yi Li, Zijian Zheng, Feng Zhou

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An intermediate state was observed during the self-assembly of copper nanoparticles into nanobelts in a solution of ionic liquids. The copper nanoparticles produced in a solution of ionic liquids and ethanol were observed to spontaneously aggregate and firstly formed discrete copper belt-shaped structures before gradually merging into continuous copper nanobelts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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