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Retarding oxidation of copper nanoparticles without electrical isolation, and the size dependence of work function
Research led by the Hatton group in collaboration with researchers from Warwick Physics, published in Nature Communications, advances the possibility of using copper nanoparticles for emerging electronic devices in place of more costly silver and gold nanoparticles.
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Figure shows a high resolution transmission electron microscope image of a ligand capped copper nanoparticle, showing the crystal lattice and individual copper atoms surrounding the nanoparticle.