Studies on Effect of Pulse and Continuous mode of Electrochemical Deposition on Synthesis of Cu Nanoparticles
Department of Physics, S. N. Arts, D.J.M. Commerce and B. N. S. Science College, Sangamner, Dist- Ahmednagar-422605, India
Abstract: Nanoparticles (Nps) are solid particles with dimensions between 1 to 100 nm. At present, Copper (Cu) nanoparticles find wide applications in agricultural, industrial engineering and technological fields. Development of intensively clean, cost-effective and efficient synthesis techniques of Cu Nps is still a challenge in front of researcher. The impact of various processing parameters of electrochemically synthesized Cu has been studied. The synthesized nanomaterial is characterized by UV-VIS absorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and photoconductivity techniques. XRD characterization confirms the formation of copper nanomaterial. The absorption characterization shows that the synthesized material is nanocrystalline in nature. Mechanisms of photoconductivity under different luminescence source are also discussed.