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Issue 13, 2012
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Facile formation of nanostructured 1D and 2D arrays of CuO islands

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Abstract

Periodic one (1D) and two dimensional (2D) arrays of copper(II) oxide (CuO) islands were successfully created by simple heat treatment of spin-coated copper acetate–polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composites on 1D and 2D surface relief grating (SRG) templates using photodynamic polymers. Formation of CuO islands can be explained as the successive collapse phenomenon of the grating (or groove) of the SRG template used. A scanning electron microscopy study reveals that the combination of a photodynamic polymer and copper acetate–PVA based on pyrolyzing led to directed self-assembly of metal oxide to form the arrays of CuO islands.

Graphical abstract: Facile formation of nanostructured 1D and 2D arrays of CuO islands

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The article was received on 17 Jan 2012, accepted on 16 Apr 2012 and first published on 18 Apr 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20097J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2012,2, 5491-5494
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    Facile formation of nanostructured 1D and 2D arrays of CuO islands

    P. Huh, J. Yang and S. Kim, RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 5491
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA20097J

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