Simple chemical method for synthesis of CuO/CuI nanocomposite

Document Type : Short Communication


Young Researchers and Elite Club, Gachsaran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gachsaran, Iran.



This study reports the simple process to synthesis of CuO/CuI nanocomposite in a non-aqueous solution. In the conducted experiments CuI and Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) were used as the precursors. Moreover, DMSO had role of solvent and ligand simultaneously. In experiments the effects of oleic acid as the particles size modifier, temperature and concentration were investigated. Crystalline structure, size and shape of the CuO/CuI nanocomposite were characterized using X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques, respectively. The results indicated that particles size is less than 50 nanometers and are spherical and mono-dispersed in shape and size. In addition, the Crystallite sizes were estimated via the Scherrer equation.


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