Solvothermal synthesis and mechanical characterization of single crystalline copper nanorings

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  • Yongjie Zhan
  • Yang Lu
  • Cheng Peng
  • Jun Lou


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Journal / PublicationJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


Single crystalline copper nanorings were synthesized through the solvothermal process. The N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)/water system is thought to be the key factor to form the novel structure, and a growth-stress induced bending mechanism is proposed to explain the formation mechanism. Micro-manipulation experiments revealed excellent mechanical properties of these copper nanorings. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Research Area(s)

  • A1. Crystal morphology, A2. Hydrothermal crystal growth, B1. Metals, B1. Nanomaterials