Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 839–844 | Cite as

Synthesis and electrochemical properties of different sizes of the CuO particles

  • Xiaojun Zhang
  • Dongen Zhang
  • Xiaomin Ni
  • Jimei Song
  • Huagui ZhengEmail author
Research Paper


Well-dispersed cupric oxide (CuO) nanoparticles with the size from 10 to 100 nm were successfully synthesized by thermal decomposition of CuC2O4 precursor at 400 °C. The prepared CuO nanoparticles of different sizes used as anode materials for Li ion battery all exhibit high electrochemical capacity at the first discharge. However, with the particles size changing, an interesting phenomenon appears. That is, the larger size of the particles is, the discharge capacity of the first time smaller is, while that of the second time is larger. At the same time, the mechanism of the above phenomenon is discussed in this paper. Surprisingly, we have synthesized the copper nanoparticles with different sizes by the CuO of different sizes as the electrodes.


Electronic materials Oxides Inorganic compounds Chemical synthesis Electrochemical properties Thermal decomposition 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojun Zhang
    • 1
  • Dongen Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaomin Ni
    • 1
  • Jimei Song
    • 1
  • Huagui Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiPeople’s Republic of China

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