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Evolution of Morphology of Nano-Scale CuO Grown on Copper Metal Sheets in 5 wt% NaCl Solution of Spray Fog Environment

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Nano-scale copper oxide with various morphologies is synthesized via the thermal oxide method and growth in a 5 wt% NaCl solution of spray fog environment. The nano-scale copper oxide is grown on copper metal sheets via the thermal oxide method at 650℃ for 60 minutes. Nano-scale copper oxide grains and nanowires are induced on copper metal sheets then placed in 5 wt% NaCl solution of salt spray fog environment. Significant changes in particle size and mor-phology are observed with increasing salt spray fog treatement time. The morphology of nano-scale copper oxide varies from nanograins to nanowires, Ctahedron, and icositetrahedron. The morphologies and structures of the obtained nano-scale copper oxide are investigated by scanning electron microscopy and energy-dispersive spectroscopy. Possible growth mechanisms are discussed.

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H. Chen, T. Chiang and M. Wu, "Evolution of Morphology of Nano-Scale CuO Grown on Copper Metal Sheets in 5 wt% NaCl Solution of Spray Fog Environment," Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 278-283. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2012.24042.


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