Hydrothermal Synthesis of Rod-Like Copper Oxide Crystals
A hyrdrothermal reaction process has been developed to prepare rod-like crystals of copper oxide using copper nitrate trihydrate as a function of synthesis temperature, stirring speed and solution pH value. The properties of the fabricated crystals were studied using scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and particle size analysis. The morphology of the synthesized CuO was dependent on both the pH value of the solution and the morphology of the seed materials. Synthesized particles have regular morphologies and a uniform size distribution.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
J. H. Pee et al., "Hydrothermal Synthesis of Rod-Like Copper Oxide Crystals", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 77-80, 2007