Copper Zinc Alloy (CuZn) Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties

Introduction

Nanoparticles research is gaining increasing interest due to their unique properties, such as increased electrical conductivity, toughness and ductility, increased hardness and strength of metals and alloys, luminescent efficiency of semiconductors, formability of ceramics.

This article discusses about the properties and applications of copper-zinc alloy nanoparticles. Copper is a Block D, Period 4 element, while zinc is a Block D, Period 4 element.

The composition of copper-zinc alloys can vary widely depending on the application. For use as a chemical reagent, zinc typically makes up ~90% of the material. However, alloys with similar amounts of each metal are available.

Copper zinc nanoparticles are flammable solids that are graded as dangerous for the environment with adverse effect on aquatic life.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol CuZn
CAS No. 66402-68-4
Group Copper 11
Zinc 12
Electronic configuration Copper [Ar] 3d10 4s1
Zinc [Ar] 3d10 4s2

Physical Properties

The physical properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 1.17 g/cm3 0.042 lb/in3
Molar mass 128.93 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 870°C 1598°F

Source: AZoNano
 

Date Added: Apr 8, 2013 | Updated: Jul 11, 2013
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