Copper Oxide Nano-particles Film On Glass By Using Sputter And Chemical Bath Deposition Technique

Avishek Das1,2, Ajay Kushwaha1, Nakul Raj Bansal1, Vignesh Suresh1, Sanghamitra Dinda1,  Sanatan Chattopadhyay2,3*, Goutam Kumar Dalapati1*

1Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), 2 Fusionopolis Way, #08-03, Innovis, 13863, Singapore

2Department of Electronic Science, University of Calcutta, 92-A. P. C. Road, Kolkata 70000, India

3Centre for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN), University of Calcutta, JD-2 Sector III, Kolkata 700098, India

Adv. Mater. Lett., 2016, 7 (8), pp 600-603

DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2016.6433

Publication Date (Web): Jul 01, 2016

E-mail: dalapatig@imre.a-star.edu.sg

Abstract


In the present work, cupric oxide (CuO) nanoparticle (NP) thin films were synthesized on glass by combination of sputter and chemical bath deposition technique. The CuO seeds were deposited by using radio frequency (RF) sputter technique at room temperature. CuO nanoparticles were prepared by chemical bath deposition. Effect of solute molar concentration (0.02 to 0.04M) and annealing temperature (at 400°C) on nanoparticles size and distribution were studied. The average size of nanoparticles is small in lower molar concentration, which is restructured after annealing to form dense film with relative smaller size nanoparticles. The work opens up new route to synthesize CuO nanorticle thin films for different applications.

Keywords

CuO, R.F. sputter, chemical bath deposition, nanoparticle thin film.

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