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Template-Free Chemical Route to Ultrathin Single-Crystalline Films of CuS and CuO Employing the Liquid-Liquid Interface

Gautam, Ujjal K and Ghosh, Moumita and Rao, CNR (2004) Template-Free Chemical Route to Ultrathin Single-Crystalline Films of CuS and CuO Employing the Liquid-Liquid Interface. In: Langmuir, 20 (25). pp. 10775-10778.

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Abstract

Ultrathin films of CuS and CuO have been obtained at the liquid-liquid interface by the reaction of copper cupferronate solution in toluene with Na2S or NaOH in aqueous solution. The films are generally single crystalline and around 40 nm thick. The thickness and crystallinity of the films are determined by the reactant concentrations and reaction conditions. The films have been characterized by electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy besides X-ray diffraction. Sonication of the films produces nanocrystals and nanorods which are also single crystalline.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2005
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2012 06:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2705

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