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Simplifying the Creation of Dumbbell-Like Cu-Ag Nanostructures and Their Enhanced Catalytic Activity

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  • Xiaoqing Huang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA), Fax: (+1) 310-206-7353
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  • Yujing Li,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA), Fax: (+1) 310-206-7353
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  • Hailong Zhou,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
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  • Xing Zhong,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
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  • Prof. Xiangfeng Duan,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
    2. California Nanosystems Institute, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
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  • Prof. Yu Huang

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA), Fax: (+1) 310-206-7353
    2. California Nanosystems Institute, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA)
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California-Los Angeles, CA 90095 (USA), Fax: (+1) 310-206-7353
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Abstract

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Joined at the hip: A one-pot synthesis strategy for the dumbbell-like Cu-Ag nanostructures (see picture) was developed. A broad range of compositions and sizes were readily tuned for these dumbbell-like Cu-Ag nanostructures. Owing to their unique structures, the Cu-Ag nanostructures exhibit enhanced catalytic activity in the hydrogenation of 4-nitrophenol, and are expected to enable other advanced catalysis applications.

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