Synthesis of Carambola-Like CuO via a Chemical Bath Method
By a simple chemical bath method, new carambola-like structured CuO had been fabricated in a solution composed of Cu(NO3)2, NaOH and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA). The formation of such structure was caused by in-situ dehydration and separation of flower-like petals composed of several pieces of copper hydroxide sheets. The corresponding electrochemical reactivity of structured CuO has been investigated, which demonstrated the potential application for lithium ion batteries.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
J. P. Li and F. Q. Sun, "Synthesis of Carambola-Like CuO via a Chemical Bath Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 148-149, pp. 1167-1170, 2011