Confined conversion of CuS nanowires to CuO nanotubes by annealing-induced diffusion in nanochannels
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Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:150 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-150Published: 16 February 2011
Copper oxide (CuO) nanotubes were successfully converted from CuS nanowires embedded in anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) template by annealing-induced diffusion in a confined tube-type space. The spreading of CuO and formation of CuO layer on the nanochannel surface of AAO, and the confinement offered by AAO nanochannels play a key role in the formation of CuO nanotubes.