Room temperature light-induced recrystallization of Cu2O cubes to CuO nanostructures in water

Title
Room temperature light-induced recrystallization of Cu2O cubes to CuO nanostructures in water
Author(s)
손영구나율이이성우[이성우]로이[로이]프라드한[프라드한]
Keywords
LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES; CO OXIDATION; PHOTOCATALYTIC ACTIVITY; FORMATION MECHANISM; THERMAL-OXIDATION; NANOWIRE GROWTH; ANODE MATERIALS; NANOCRYSTALS; MICROCRYSTALS; PERFORMANCE
Issue Date
201409
Publisher
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Citation
CRYSTENGCOMM, v.16, no.36, pp.8546 - 8554
Abstract
The mechanism of temperature-assisted Cu and Cu2O oxidation in oxygen and subsequent CuO nanowire growth is well known. Here, we report a simple light-induced process for the recrystallization of Cu2O cubes to [ 010] growth-directed CuO nanoribbons in water at room temperature. This was attributed to the formation and participation of (OH)-O-center dot and. O-center dot(2)- active species in water as well as the outward diffusion of Cu ions leading to the formation of CuO nanoribbons along unstable {010} facets on the surface of Cu2O cubes. The oxidation was significantly suppressed under dark conditions or by active species scavengers, confirming the strong role of visible light. CO oxidation activity of nanoribbons was found to be superior to that of cubes. Our unique light-induced recrystallization of Cu2O to CuO in water provides new insight and better understanding of the oxidation mechanism of Cu2O, enabling tailoring of nanostructures by varying types of light (sun, incandescent and fluorescent) and opening a new strategy for development of energy-and environment-related Cu oxide nanomaterials.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/30802http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c4ce01174k
ISSN
1466-8033
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