Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 22, pp 9181–9186 | Cite as

Synthesis and characterization of copper sulfide nanocrystal with three-dimensional flower-shape

  • Jing Zou
  • Jianxue Zhang
  • Baohua Zhang
  • Pingtang Zhao
  • Xiaofeng Xu
  • Jun Chen
  • Kaixun HuangEmail author


New copper sulfide nanocrystals with three-dimensional (3D) flower-shape were synthesized by using copper acetate (Cu(ac)2) and citric acid (cit) and thiourea (Tu) as precursors at 160 °C in an anhydrous ethanol by a solvothermal route. The structure and properties of as-prepared products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, field emission scanning electron microscope and scanning electron microscope. The optical properties of copper sulfide nanocrystals were examined by UV–vis and FTIR. The crystal growth mechanism was also proposed.


Copper Sulfide Flower Morphology Typical Scanning Electron Microscope Image Flower Shape Perfect Flower 



We thank the faculties from the Analysis and Test Center of Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Center for Electron of Microscopy of Wuhan University for the technical assistance on characterization.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Zou
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jianxue Zhang
    • 2
  • Baohua Zhang
    • 2
  • Pingtang Zhao
    • 1
  • Xiaofeng Xu
    • 2
  • Jun Chen
    • 2
  • Kaixun Huang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanP.R. China
  2. 2.School of Chemical Engineering and PharmacyWuhan Institute of TechnologyWuhanP.R. China

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