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Synthesis and characterization of zinc doped copper oxide nanocrystals by chemical precipitation method

  • Aarthe K G II-M.Sc., (Phy), PG Department of Physics, Vellalar College for women, Erode, Tamilnadu
  • Sowmiya V II-M.Sc., (Phy), PG Department of Physics, Vellalar College for women, Erode, Tamilnadu

Abstract

Zinc doped copper oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by chemical precipitation method. Copper acetate is act as a precursor and sodium hydroxide will act as a reducing agent. The prepared nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) which reveals the simple monoclinic structure. The Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy confirms the functional groups present in the nano powders. The morphological Structure of the prepared crystals are analyzed by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) were showed that the products consists of flaky in nature. The Bandwidth of the synthesized sample was calculated by UV- visible spectrum. The presence of compounds in nano powders were confirmed by Energy Dispersive X-ray diffraction (EDAX). Copper oxide has applications as a P-type semiconductor, because it has a narrow band gap of energy of 1.2 e V. Zinc doped copper oxide has applications in the wide variety of fields such as medicine, industries, sunscreens, agriculture etc.

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