Growth of Cu 2 O flower/grass-like nanoarchitectures and their photovoltaic effects

Lijiao Hu, Yang Ju*, Mingji Chen, Atsushi Hosoi, Shigeo Arai

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Cu 2 O flower/grass-like nanoarchitectures (FGLNAs) were fabricated on a thin film of copper electrodeposited onto copper foils using a thermal oxidation method with a nickel catalyst at an elevated temperature under a moderately humid atmosphere. The morphology of the Cu 2 O FGLNAs can be controlled by the heating temperature, and the FLGNAs growth mechanism is discussed in detail. The photovoltaic effect of Cu 2 O/Cu junction based on fabricated Cu 2 O FGLNAs was also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)710-715
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 30
Externally publishedYes


  • Humidity
  • Low temperature
  • Ni catalyst
  • Stress
  • Thermal oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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