CuO nano-particles, nano-rods, nano-sheets and nano-flowers were synthesized by the hydrothermal routes with copper salts under different additions. The obtained samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. We investigated the effects of precursors on the formation of CuO with different morphologies and proposed their possible formation mechanisms. In addition, the obtained CuO nano-flowers are found to show better sensing performances than the other three low-dimensional CuO nanostructures. Our results also demonstrate that gas sensing properties of nanocrystals can be significantly improved by tailoring shape and morphology of the nanocrystals. The CuO nano-flowers may hold substantial promise in low-dimensional gas-sensing applications.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2014|
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