Nanostructured copper oxide semiconductors : a perspective on materials, synthesis methods and applications

Zoolfakar, Ahmad Sabirin, Rani, Rozina A., Morfa, Anthony J., O'Mullane, Anthony P., & Kalantar-zadeh, Kourosh (2014) Nanostructured copper oxide semiconductors : a perspective on materials, synthesis methods and applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2(27), pp. 5247-5270.

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Abstract

The oxides of copper (CuxO) are fascinating materials due to their remarkable optical, electrical, thermal and magnetic properties. Nanostructuring of CuxO can further enhance the performance of this important functional material and provide it with unique properties that do not exist in its bulk form. Three distinctly different phases of CuxO, mainly CuO, Cu2O and Cu4O3, can be prepared by numerous synthesis techniques including, vapour deposition and liquid phase chemical methods. In this article, we present a review of nanostructured CuxO focusing on their material properties, methods of synthesis and an overview of various applications that have been associated with nanostructured CuxO.

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ID Code: 74148
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Copper oxide, Optical properties, Synthesis, Semiconductors
DOI: 10.1039/c4tc00345d
ISSN: 2050-7534
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Physical Chemistry of Materials (030304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Synthesis of Materials (030306)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Colloid and Surface Chemistry (030603)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 21 Jul 2014 22:53
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 21:42

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