Synthesis and Optical Absorption Properties of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles for Applications in Transparent Surface Coatings and Solar Cells

Authors P.K. Samanta1 , M. Das2, R. Hati2, M. Patra2, A. Khatun2, S. Patra2, S. Jana2, B.S. Kar2, S. Mandal2, A.K. Mandal3, D. Aich4, S. Saha5, T. Kamilya6, S. Mishra7

1 Post Graduate Department of Physics, Prabhat Kumar College, Contai 721401, India

2 Post Graduate Department of Physics, Panskura Banamali College, Panskura 721152, India

3 School of Basic Science and Humanities, IEM, Kolkata-700098, India

4 Department of Physics, Kharagpur College, Paschim Medinipur, India

5 Department of Physics & Techno-physics, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India

6 Department of Physics, Narajole Raj College, Narajole 721101, India

7 School of Applied Sciences, Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia, Purba Medinipur

Issue Volume 9, Year 2017, Number 6
Dates Received 03 September 2017; revised manuscript received 15 November 2017; published online 24 November 2017
Citation P.K. Samanta, M. Das, R. Hati, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 9 No 6, 06028 (2017)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.9(6).06028
PACS Number(s) 78.67.Bf, 78.67.Rb, 87.64. – t
Keywords CuO (7) , Chemical-synthesis (2) , TEM (74) , Absorption (17) , Band-gap (2) .
Annotation A simple wet chemical method has been successfully deployed to synthesize CuO nanoparticles (NPs) by using copper chloride and lithium hydroxide as the precursors. X-ray diffraction study revealed that the synthesized CuO is highly crystalline and pure. The synthesized CuO NPs has very high transparency in the visible region of wavelength. The band gap of the CuO NPs was found to be 1.54 eV.

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