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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 507978, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/507978
Research Article

Synthesis of Thermally Spherical CuO Nanoparticles

1Program in Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Maejo University, Chiang Mai 50290, Thailand
2Department of Physics and Materials Science, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
3Materials Science Research Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Received 6 September 2013; Accepted 29 November 2013; Published 8 January 2014

Academic Editor: Enrico Bergamaschi

Copyright © 2014 Nittaya Tamaekong et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles were successfully synthesized by a thermal method. The CuO nanoparticles were further characterized by thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), respectively. The specific surface area ( ) of CuO nanoparticles was determined by nitrogen adsorption. The was found to be 99.67 m2/g ( of 9.5 nm). The average diameter of the spherical CuO nanoparticles was approximately 6–9 nm.