The local structure of copper nanoparticles grown in organic solution by reducing Cu(II) hexafluoroacetylacetonate [Cu(hfac) 2] was studied as-grown by the Cu K-edge x-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES). Comparison of the experimental XANES spectra with reference materials indicated small copper clusters are formed by ligand-exchange with oleylamine and subsequent reducing by diphenylsilane. The multiple-scattering (MS) calculation for various model clusters consisting of 13-135 atoms suggests that small (13-19 atom) Cu clusters are stabilized without a large deformation.
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