Facile Synthesis and Shape Evolution of Single-Crystal Cuprous Oxide

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  • Xudong Liang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road Shanghai 200050 (P.R. China)
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  • Lian Gao,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road Shanghai 200050 (P.R. China)
    • State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road Shanghai 200050 (P.R. China).
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  • Songwang Yang,

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road Shanghai 200050 (P.R. China)
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  • Jing Sun

    1. State Key Laboratory of High Performance Ceramics and Superfine Microstructure Shanghai Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1295 Dingxi Road Shanghai 200050 (P.R. China)
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Abstract

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Various morphologies of single-crystal Cu2O such as cube, octahedron, {110} truncated octahedron, and microrhombic dodecahedron with {110} surfaces are prepared in high yield through a facile solution-based one-step reduction method in an alkaline H2O/ethanol/oleic acid system in the presence of d-(+)-glucose. The formation mechanism of these microcrystals has been clarified as the synergic effect of oriented attachment and ripening mechanism.

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