The surface condition effect of Cu2O flower/grasslike nanoarchitectures grown on cu foil and cu film

Lijiao Hu, Yang Ju, Atsushi Hosoi, Yongpeng Tang

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Cu2O flower/grass-like nanoarchitectures (FGLNAs) were fabricated directly on two category specimens of Cu foils and Cu film using thermal oxidation method. The FGLNAs are approximately 3.5 to 12 μm in size, and their petals are approximately 50 to 950 nm in width. The high compressive stress caused by a large oxide volume in the Cu2O layer on the specimen surface played an important role in the growth of FGLNAs. The effects of surface conditions, such as the surface stresses, grain size, and surface roughness of Cu foil and Cu film specimens, on the FGLNA growth were discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Article number445
JournalNanoscale Research Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Compressive stress
  • Flower/grass-like
  • Nickel catalyst
  • Thermal oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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