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Findings on Applied Surface Science Discussed by Investigators at China University of Geosciences (Controllable fabrication of CuO nanostructure by...

August 22, 2014



Findings on Applied Surface Science Discussed by Investigators at China University of Geosciences (Controllable fabrication of CuO nanostructure by hydrothermal method and its properties)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators publish new report on Science. According to news reporting from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The copper oxide (CuO) nanostructures of varying shape were synthesized by a simple hydrothermal method without using any template and surfactants. The influences of reactant concentration, hydrothermal temperature and time on the growth of nanostructure were investigated."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the China University of Geosciences, "And the samples were characterized by means of scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and X-ray powder diffraction (XRD). At the same time, photo-decomposition test and UV-vis spectroscopy were done. The results shows that the CuO nanostructure has monoclinic structure with single crystalline phase. However, the structure and morphology of CuO nanocrystal can be controlled by changing reactant concentration. Its photodegradation rate to methylene blue can reach 92.1%. And the optical band gap calculated of nanosheets is found about 5.89 eV."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Moreover, the plausible growth mechanism for the formation of CuO nanostructure is proposed."

For more information on this research see: Controllable fabrication of CuO nanostructure by hydrothermal method and its properties. Applied Surface Science, 2014;311():602-608. Applied Surface Science can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Bv, PO Box 211, 1000 Ae Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Applied Surface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/505669)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T.T. Jiang, China Univ Geosci, Fac Mat Sci & Chem, Wuhan 430074, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.Q. Wang, D.W. Meng, X.L. Wu, J.X. Wang and J.Y. Chen (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Science, People's Republic of China

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