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Title: Structural and thermal properties of nanocrystalline CuO synthesized by reactive magnetron sputtering

Recent research has shown immense application of metal oxides like CuO, MgO, CaO, Al{sub 2}O{sub 3}, etc. in different areas which includes chemical warfare agents, medical drugs, magnetic storage media and solar energy transformation. Among the metal oxides, CuO nanoparticles are of special interest because of their excellent gas sensing and catalytic properties. In this paper we report structural and thermal properties of CuO synthesized by reactive magnetron DC sputtering. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffractometer. The XRD result reveals that as DC power increased from 30W to 80W, size of the CuO nanoparticles increased. The same results have been verified through TEM analysis. Thermal properties of these particles were studied using thermogravimetry.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3]
  1. Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667, India and Nano Science Laboratory, Institute Instrumentation Centre, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)
  2. Department of Chemistry, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)
  3. Nano Science Laboratory, Institute Instrumentation Centre, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee-247667 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22264011
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1576; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: OMTAT 2013: 2. international conference on optoelectronic materials and thin films for advanced technology, Kochi, Kerala (India), 3-5 Jan 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS; COPPER OXIDES; CRYSTALS; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; MAGNETRONS; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; SOLAR ENERGY; SPUTTERING; THERMAL GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; X-RAY DIFFRACTOMETERS