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Journal of Environmental Nanotechnology

(A Quarterly Peer-reviewed and Refereed International Journal)
ISSN(Print):2279-07 48; ISSN(Online):2319-5541

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline CuO Embedded in Polymer


Nanocomposite consists of Copper II oxide embedded in  poly isopropanol has been synthesized by refluxing method using CuCl2 as a precursor, KMnO4 as an oxidising agent and isopropanol act as both solvent and polymer. The surface morphology of the nanocomposite were characterized by SEM and XRD. The optical properties were characterized by UV/Vis and PL studies and the dielectric properties of the  nanocomposite material was calculated through capacitance and impedance values from AC impedance technique. The size of the synthesized nanocomposite was found to be in the range of 28 nm to 60 nm. The calculated energy gap from UV/Vis spectrum was 5eV which falls in the range of insulator. The calculated dielectric constant for CuO nanocomposite was found to be 21.47 and hence it may be used in gate dielectrics and passive components. 

Article Type: Research Article

Corresponding Author: M.Vishnudevan 2  

Email: devan70@rediffmail.com

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V. Shanmugam 1,  M.Vishnudevan 2*,  T.Seethalakshmi 3.  

1, 3. Department of Physics, Government Arts College, Karur, TN, India

2. Department of Chemistry, Government Arts College, Karur, TN, India.

J. Environ. Nanotechnol., Volume 5, No. 4 pp. 34-38
ISSN: 2279-0748 eISSN: 2319-5541
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