Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2008, Volume: 1, Issue: 7, Pages: 1-6
Nishtar Nishad Fathimaa , Anantanarayanan Rajaramb , B. Sreedharc and Asit Baran Mandal*a
aChemical Laboratory, Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Division, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India.
bBiophysics Laboratory, Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai, India.
cPhysical and Inorganic Chemistry Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India.
Copper oxide nanorods with average diameters and lengths of ca. 8 nm and 400 nm, respectively, have been prepared by a simple onestep solid-state reaction in the presence of various surfactant micelles. The effect of three different surfactants viz., SDS, CTAB and Triton X-100 and their critical micellar concentration (CMC) on the formation of nanorods has been studied using XRD, TEM, DSC and XPS techniques. It is found that the formation of the nanorods in the presence of SDS micelles is better with higher thermal stability and possessing lower binding energy with regard to Cu2p peak.
Keywords: nanostructures; X- ray diffraction topography; Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), oxides
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