Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 35, 2012
Previous Article Next Article

Cu–Au alloy nanotubes with five-fold twinned structure and their application in surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Author affiliations

Abstract

Cu–Au alloy nanostructures have received considerable attention in recent years due to their widespread use in applications such as catalysis, photonics and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) detection. In this article, a template-based strategy has been developed to synthesize Cu–Au nanotubes with five-fold twinned structure by using Cu nanowires as templates and AuPPh3Cl as Au precursors in the organic phase of oleylamine. It was verified that high quality Cu–Au alloy nanotubes could result from the Cu–Au alloy effect, the Kirkendall effect, and the galvanic replacement reaction. It was also demonstrated that the Cu–Au alloy nanotubes may have potential applications in SERS detection because of their good stability and convenience for building “hot spots”.

Graphical abstract: Cu–Au alloy nanotubes with five-fold twinned structure and their application in surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Back to tab navigation

Publication details

The article was received on 15 Jun 2012, accepted on 24 Jul 2012 and first published on 26 Jul 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33863G
J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 18192-18197

  •   Request permissions

    Cu–Au alloy nanotubes with five-fold twinned structure and their application in surface-enhanced Raman scattering

    Z. Jiang, Q. Zhang, C. Zong, B. Liu, B. Ren, Z. Xie and L. Zheng, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 18192
    DOI: 10.1039/C2JM33863G

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements