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Structural and Morphological Analysis of Newly Synthesized CuO@Alginate Nanocomposite with Enriched Electrical Properties

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CuO@Alginate (CuO@Alg) nanocomposite has been synthesized by simple, inexpensive and highly efficient Sol-Gel method. The morphology and structural properties of synthesized nanocomposite (CuO@Alg) and pure CuO nanoparticles have been analyzed as a function of temperature. The morphological and structural properties were investigated by using TEM, SEM, EDX, and X-ray diffraction. The crystalline nature of CuO nanocomposite showed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern and average crystalline size was observed approximately 18.09 nm. The effect of size quantization on morphology was also observed. Dielectric behavior of CuO and CuO@Alg has been also studied as a function of increasing frequency by LCR meter. With the increase in frequency, the dielectric constant was found to decrease and alternative current (A.C.) conductivity value was found to increase. This study was also representing a useful step towards the establishment of a structure–property relationship for CuO nanocomposite.

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The authors are grateful to the department of applied physics, Aligarh Muslim University (A.M.U.) for providing the experimental facility of LCR study. One of the authors, Vasi Uddin Siddiqui also gratefully acknowledges University Grant Commission (U.G.C.) for the financial assistance in terms of “Non-Net fellowship” by UGC, New Delhi.

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Siddiqui, V.U., Khan, I., Ansari, A., Siddiqui, W.A., Khursheed Akram, M. (2018). Structural and Morphological Analysis of Newly Synthesized CuO@Alginate Nanocomposite with Enriched Electrical Properties. In: Gupta, B., Ghosh, A., Suzuki, A., Rattan, S. (eds) Advances in Polymer Sciences and Technology. Materials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials. Springer, Singapore.

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