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Advances in Nano Research
  Volume 4, Number 2, June 2016 , pages 113-128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/anr.2016.4.2.113
 


Recent progress in the synthesis of luminescent copper clusters
Shaochen Zhou, Fu Wang and Chuanyi Wang

 
Abstract
    Luminescent metallic clusters have attracted great interest due to their unique optical, electronic and chemical features. Comparing with intensively studied Au and Ag Clusters, Cu clusters are superior in the aspects of cost and wide industrial demanding. However, tiny copper clusters are extremely prone to aggregate and undergo susceptibility of oxidation, thereby the synthesis of fluorescent zero valent copper clusters is rather challenging. In this review, synthetic strategies towards luminescent copper clusters, including macromolecule-protection and micro molecule-capping, have been systematically surveyed. Both \"bottom-up\" and \"top-down\" synthetic routes are found to be effective in fabricating luminescent copper clusters, some of which are quite stable and possess decent luminescence quantum yields. In general, the synthesis of fluorescent copper clusters remains at its infant stage. A great deal of effort on developing novel and economic synthetic routes to produce bright and stable copper clusters is highly expected in future.
 
Key Words
    photoluminescence; copper clusters; synthesis; metal nanoclusters; chemical synthesis
 
Address
Shaochen Zhou: Laboratory of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, Chinal University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
Fu Wang and Chuanyi Wang: Laboratory of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Xinjiang Technical Institute of Physics & Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Functional Materials and Devices for Special Environments, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, Xinjiang 830011, China
 

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