Synthesis of Cu2O nano-whiskers by a novel wet-chemical route

Yuling Qu, Xinyong Li, Guohua Chen, Huanjun Zhang, Yongying Chen

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Cu2O nano-whiskers were successfully synthesized via a novel wet-chemical route using polyethylene glycol (PEG, Mw= 20000) as surfactant and hydrazine as reducing agent at room temperature. The products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and ultraviolet-visible (UV-vis) spectroscopy. Based on the SEM images of the as-obtained samples, we found that the role of PEG is significant to induce the growth of Cu2O along the 1D direction. Moreover, the formation mechanism of obtained Cu2O nano-whiskers was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)886-888
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number6-7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Cu O nano-whiskers 2
  • Nanomaterials
  • Optical materials and properties
  • PEG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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