Microwave-assisted synthesis and photothermal conversion of Cu2 − xSe hollow structure

  • Zejia Zhao
  • Guozhi JiaEmail author
  • Yanling Liu
  • Qiurui Zhang
  • Na Wang
Research Paper


The Cu2 − xSe nanostructure is rapidly synthesized via one-pot microwave-assisted method. Excellent aqueous dispersion Cu2 − xSe hollow structures with an average diameter 160–180 nm and a shell thickness 11.3 nm are obtained successfully. The formation mechanism of the hollow structure is discussed in detail. The NPs exhibits a superior photostability and photothermal conversion efficiency (48%) owing to its unique cavity effect and LSPR property.


Nanocrystalline materials Thermal properties Cu2 − xSe Microwave-assisted 


Funding information

This work has been supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11674240, 11504261, and 11747158).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ScienceTianjin Chengjian UniversityTianjinChina

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