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.
The chemical properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
||Copper [Ar] 3d10 4s1
Zinc [Ar] 3d10 4s2
The physical properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of copper zinc nanoparticles are provided in the table below.