Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 22, Issue 9, pp 1404–1408 | Cite as

Cobalt-gold composition nanostructures: synthesis characterization and their anti-oxidation

  • YuLin Min
  • Tao Wang
  • YouCun Chen
  • YuanGuang Zhang


Cobalt one-dimensional flowers chains was synthesized through a mild hydrothermal method without any template and surfactant. Subsequently, cobalt-gold metal composition nanostructures were also prepared by using of reducing property of cobalt metal. Furthermore, the Co-Au composition sample could be retained with cobalt one-dimensional micro-wire structure except for the surface. The resulting chains superstructures were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) measurement. This method may imply a simple and inexpensive way to prepare bimetallic composites superstructures in a large scale. Furthermore, these bimetallic composites could improve their anti-oxidation properties.


Cobalt Co3O4 Amaranth Electron Binding Energy Cobalt Metal 
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The present work was supported by the special funding support from Natural Science Foundation of Anhui Province (NO. KJ2010ZD07, No. KJ2008B172) and the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (Grants nos. 20771006).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • YuLin Min
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Tao Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • YouCun Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • YuanGuang Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Anqing Normal UniversityAnqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Provincial Key Laboratory of Functional Coordination Compounds, Anqing Normal UniversityAnqingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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