ICMMS-2: Comparative Study on Copper Oxide Nanocrystals Synthesized by Two Precipitation Methods

Document Type : Original Article


1 Nano Technology Unit, Solar and Space Research Department, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (Nano NRIAG), 11421 Helwan, Cairo, Egypt

2 Nuclear Materials Authority (NAM), El Katameya, Cairo, Egypt


Copper oxide (CuO) nanostructures have attracted a lot of interest in recent years due to their interesting properties. In this study, preparation CuO nanostructures through the chemical reduction of copper sulfate with acetic acid. In our synthesis route, starch was added and worked both as a size and shape controller. The synthesized nanostructures were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and transmittance electron microscope (TEM). The average particle diameters were determined by the Debye-Scherrer equation and Analysis by Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), BET.


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