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Nanoparticle-aggregated paddy-like copper dendritic nanostructures

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In this paper, an HCuCl2 solution has been discovered for high-yield fabrication of paddy-like copper dendritic nanostructuresvia electroless deposition route. The morphology of the copper dendritic nanostructure is obviously better than that synthesized in CuCl2 aqueous solution under otherwise the same experimental conditions. The appearance of these novel paddy-like copper nanodendrites can be attributed to diffusion-limited aggregation and oriented attachment mechanism. The dendritic morphology can be tailored via physical field, such as thermal field and magnetic field. Significantly, the HCuCl2 solution reported in this work might provide a new way for the shape-controlled synthesis of metal copper or copper based alloy.

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle-aggregated paddy-like copper dendritic nanostructures

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The article was received on 02 Jun 2010, accepted on 21 Oct 2010 and first published on 16 Dec 2010

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00257G
CrystEngComm, 2011,13, 1916-1921

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    Nanoparticle-aggregated paddy-like copper dendritic nanostructures

    S. Sun, C. Kong, L. Wang, S. Yang, X. Song, B. Ding and Z. Yang, CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 1916
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00257G

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