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Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 1441-1445

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Facile synthesis of rice shaped CuO nanostructures for battery application

  • D. Magimai Antoni RajAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Sacred Heart College
  • , A. Dhayal RajAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Sacred Heart College Email author 
  • , A. Albert IrudayarajAffiliated withDepartment of Physics, Sacred Heart College

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Abstract

The oxides of transition metals are an important class of semiconductors, which have applications in electronics, magnetic storage media, solar applications and catalysis. Among them, CuO has attracted much attention due to its widespread applications. In this paper, a facile synthesis of rice shaped CuO nanostructures have been prepared by reflux method for battery application using Copper nitrate and ammonia as precursors. Samples were prepared at three different reaction timings namely 6, 12 and 24 h. The as-prepared samples were calcinated at 400 °C to ensure the formation of copper oxide. The final products were subjected to X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, FT-IR and UV–Vis spectroscopy in order to study the effect of reaction time on the properties of the prepared copper oxide nanostructures. It is found that at controlled reaction time rice shaped CuO nanostructures are obtained. Cyclic voltammogram was recorded to understand the electrocatalytic behaviors of the rice shaped CuO sample prepared under optimized condition.