|Specifications of the nanoparticles fabricated by PLA on Cu-Zn alloy in water with optional aging|
|Sample||Phase content||Size (nm)||Shape|
|As formed by PLAL||Metallic α||100-500; 5-10||Spherical α particulate; equi-axed nanoparticles|
|~ Amor||5 to10|
|Aged for 1 day in water||Metallic α||As above||As above|
|Aged for 2 days in water||CuO||5-10 CuO||As above|
|> Metallic α|
|Aged for 20 days in water||CuO||5-10 CuO||Equi-axed nanoparticles assembled as rice-like|
Metallic α-phase denotes fcc Cu doped with less than 6 wt.% Zn according to EDX analysis; amor denotes an amorphous phase; Cu2O (cuprite) and CuO (tenorite) are (Zn,H)-codoped according to EDX and FTIR analyses; W-ZnO was induced mainly by electron irradiation (cf. text).
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Lin et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2012 7:272 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-7-272