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Room temperature radiolytic synthesized Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles.

Abedini A, Saion E, Larki F, Zakaria A, Noroozi M, Soltani N - Int J Mol Sci (2012)

Bottom Line: Results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles are in a core-shell structure.By controlling the absorbed dose and precursor concentration, nanoclusters with different particle sizes were obtained.The average particle diameter increased with increased precursor concentration and decreased with increased dose.

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Affiliation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor 43400, Malaysia; E-Mails: elias@science.upm.edu.my (E.S.); farhad.larki@gmail.com (F.L.); azmizak@science.upm.edu.my (A.Z.); monir_noroozi@yahoo.com (M.N.); nayereh.soltani@gmail.com (N.S.).

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Colloidal Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) bimetallic nanoparticles were prepared by a gamma irradiation method in an aqueous system in the presence of polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and isopropanol respectively as a colloidal stabilizer and scavenger of hydrogen and hydroxyl radicals. The gamma irradiation was carried out in a (60)Co gamma source chamber with different doses up to 120 kGy. The formation of Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles was observed initially by the change in color of the colloidal samples from colorless to brown. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirmed the presence of bonds between polymer chains and the metal surface at all radiation doses. Results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles are in a core-shell structure. By controlling the absorbed dose and precursor concentration, nanoclusters with different particle sizes were obtained. The average particle diameter increased with increased precursor concentration and decreased with increased dose. This is due to the competition between nucleation, growth, and aggregation processes in the formation of nanoclusters during irradiation.

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EDX spectrum of PVP-capped Cu@CuAlO2-Al2O3 nanoparticles at: (a) 80; (b) 100; and (c) 120 kGy radiation dose.
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f6-ijms-13-11941: EDX spectrum of PVP-capped Cu@CuAlO2-Al2O3 nanoparticles at: (a) 80; (b) 100; and (c) 120 kGy radiation dose.

Mentions: The quantitative determination of the Al and Cu contents, on the surface of the samples, was made by EDX analysis (Figure 6). At low dose, the reduction starts by reducing copper ions to zerovalent atoms as far as Cu0 atoms were more concentrated than Cu2+ ions. In further steps by increasing dose, the reduction of Al3+ increased, which was eventually assaulted by oxygen at the surface of the Cu particles. The existence of a carbon peak confirms the presence of PVP stabilizer in the prepared EDX samples.


Room temperature radiolytic synthesized Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles.

Abedini A, Saion E, Larki F, Zakaria A, Noroozi M, Soltani N - Int J Mol Sci (2012)

EDX spectrum of PVP-capped Cu@CuAlO2-Al2O3 nanoparticles at: (a) 80; (b) 100; and (c) 120 kGy radiation dose.
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f6-ijms-13-11941: EDX spectrum of PVP-capped Cu@CuAlO2-Al2O3 nanoparticles at: (a) 80; (b) 100; and (c) 120 kGy radiation dose.
Mentions: The quantitative determination of the Al and Cu contents, on the surface of the samples, was made by EDX analysis (Figure 6). At low dose, the reduction starts by reducing copper ions to zerovalent atoms as far as Cu0 atoms were more concentrated than Cu2+ ions. In further steps by increasing dose, the reduction of Al3+ increased, which was eventually assaulted by oxygen at the surface of the Cu particles. The existence of a carbon peak confirms the presence of PVP stabilizer in the prepared EDX samples.

Bottom Line: Results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles are in a core-shell structure.By controlling the absorbed dose and precursor concentration, nanoclusters with different particle sizes were obtained.The average particle diameter increased with increased precursor concentration and decreased with increased dose.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor 43400, Malaysia; E-Mails: elias@science.upm.edu.my (E.S.); farhad.larki@gmail.com (F.L.); azmizak@science.upm.edu.my (A.Z.); monir_noroozi@yahoo.com (M.N.); nayereh.soltani@gmail.com (N.S.).

ABSTRACT
Colloidal Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) bimetallic nanoparticles were prepared by a gamma irradiation method in an aqueous system in the presence of polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and isopropanol respectively as a colloidal stabilizer and scavenger of hydrogen and hydroxyl radicals. The gamma irradiation was carried out in a (60)Co gamma source chamber with different doses up to 120 kGy. The formation of Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles was observed initially by the change in color of the colloidal samples from colorless to brown. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) confirmed the presence of bonds between polymer chains and the metal surface at all radiation doses. Results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) showed that Cu@CuAlO(2)-Al(2)O(3) nanoparticles are in a core-shell structure. By controlling the absorbed dose and precursor concentration, nanoclusters with different particle sizes were obtained. The average particle diameter increased with increased precursor concentration and decreased with increased dose. This is due to the competition between nucleation, growth, and aggregation processes in the formation of nanoclusters during irradiation.

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