Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of Cu/Cu2O hollow spheres with enhanced photocatalytic and gas sensing activities at room temperature.

@article{Zou2015MicrowaveassistedHS,
  title={Microwave-assisted hydrothermal synthesis of Cu/Cu2O hollow spheres with enhanced photocatalytic and gas sensing activities at room temperature.},
  author={Xinwei Zou and Huiqing Fan and Yuming Tian and Mingang Zhang and Xiaoyan Yan},
  journal={Dalton transactions},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 17},
  pages={7811-21}
}
Cu/Cu2O nano-heterostructure hollow spheres with a submicron diameter (200-500 nm) were prepared by a microwave-assisted hydrothermal method using Cu(OAc)2·H2O, PVP and ascorbic acid solution as the precursors. The morphology of the products could evolve with the hydrothermal time from solid spheres to thick-shell hollow spheres, then to thin-shell hollow… CONTINUE READING