Controlled Synthesis of Uniform Cobalt Phosphide Hyperbranched Nanocrystals Using Tri- n -octylphosphine Oxide as a Phosphorus Source

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Title:
Controlled Synthesis of Uniform Cobalt Phosphide Hyperbranched Nanocrystals Using Tri- n -octylphosphine Oxide as a Phosphorus Source
Authors:
Zhang, Haitao; Ha, Don-Hyung; Hovden, Robert; Kourkoutis, Lena Fitting; Robinson, Richard D.
Abstract:
A new method to produce hyperbranched Co 2P nanocrystals that are uniform in size, shape, and symmetry was developed. In this reaction tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) was used as both a solvent and a phosphorus source. The reaction exhibits a novel monomer-saturation-dependent tunability between Co metal nanoparticle (NP) and Co 2P NP products. The morphology of Co 2P can be controlled from sheaflike structures to hexagonal symmetric structures by varying the concentration of the surfactant. This unique product differs significantly from other reported hyperbranched nanocrystals in that the highly anisotropic shapes can be stabilized as the majority shape (>84%). This is the first known use of TOPO as a reagent as well as a coordinating background solvent in NP synthesis. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Citation:
Zhang H, Ha D-H, Hovden R, Kourkoutis LF, Robinson RD (2011) Controlled Synthesis of Uniform Cobalt Phosphide Hyperbranched Nanocrystals Using Tri- n -octylphosphine Oxide as a Phosphorus Source . Nano Lett 11: 188–197. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl103400a.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Nano Letters
KAUST Grant Number:
KUS-C1-018-02
Issue Date:
12-Jan-2011
DOI:
10.1021/nl103400a
PubMed ID:
21141992
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1530-6984; 1530-6992
Sponsors:
We thank John Grazul, Yuanming Zhang, and Mahmut Aksit for assistance with HRTEM, electron diffraction, and SEM, respectively. We also thank William Bassett for his help with cyclic twinning and mineralogy. L.F.K. is pleased to acknowledge helpful discussions with Peter Ercius. This work was supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We also acknowledge support of Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) with funding from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center program of the National Science Foundation (cooperative agreement DMR 0520404), and support of Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC<SUP>2</SUP>), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science under Award Number DE-SC0001086.
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Haitaoen
dc.contributor.authorHa, Don-Hyungen
dc.contributor.authorHovden, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorKourkoutis, Lena Fittingen
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Richard D.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T12:58:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T12:58:00Zen
dc.date.issued2011-01-12en
dc.identifier.citationZhang H, Ha D-H, Hovden R, Kourkoutis LF, Robinson RD (2011) Controlled Synthesis of Uniform Cobalt Phosphide Hyperbranched Nanocrystals Using Tri- n -octylphosphine Oxide as a Phosphorus Source . Nano Lett 11: 188–197. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl103400a.en
dc.identifier.issn1530-6984en
dc.identifier.issn1530-6992en
dc.identifier.pmid21141992en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/nl103400aen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/597863en
dc.description.abstractA new method to produce hyperbranched Co 2P nanocrystals that are uniform in size, shape, and symmetry was developed. In this reaction tri-n-octylphosphine oxide (TOPO) was used as both a solvent and a phosphorus source. The reaction exhibits a novel monomer-saturation-dependent tunability between Co metal nanoparticle (NP) and Co 2P NP products. The morphology of Co 2P can be controlled from sheaflike structures to hexagonal symmetric structures by varying the concentration of the surfactant. This unique product differs significantly from other reported hyperbranched nanocrystals in that the highly anisotropic shapes can be stabilized as the majority shape (>84%). This is the first known use of TOPO as a reagent as well as a coordinating background solvent in NP synthesis. © 2011 American Chemical Society.en
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank John Grazul, Yuanming Zhang, and Mahmut Aksit for assistance with HRTEM, electron diffraction, and SEM, respectively. We also thank William Bassett for his help with cyclic twinning and mineralogy. L.F.K. is pleased to acknowledge helpful discussions with Peter Ercius. This work was supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We also acknowledge support of Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) with funding from the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center program of the National Science Foundation (cooperative agreement DMR 0520404), and support of Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC<SUP>2</SUP>), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science under Award Number DE-SC0001086.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.subjectCrystal splittingen
dc.subjectCyclic twinningen
dc.subjectHyperbrancheden
dc.subjectPhosphideen
dc.subjectTOPOen
dc.titleControlled Synthesis of Uniform Cobalt Phosphide Hyperbranched Nanocrystals Using Tri- n -octylphosphine Oxide as a Phosphorus Sourceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNano Lettersen
dc.contributor.institutionCornell University, Ithaca, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberKUS-C1-018-02en
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