Analysis of copper oxide nanofibers synthesized via electrospinning

Abdullah Khalil, Raed Hashaikeh, Marwan Khraisheh

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Abstract

Metal oxide nanofibers have potential catalytic and sensing applications. In the present work, copper oxide nanofibers were synthesized using the electrospinning technique. The precursor, which is based on copper acetate salt and poly(vinyl alcohol) polymer dissolved in water, was electrospun under different flow rates. The produced nanofibers went through further processing to remove the PVA polymer through heat treatment. The obtained nanofibers were up to several microns long with diameter ranging from 50 to 100 nm as determined from SEM imaging. The compositional analysis carried out via Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) revealed that the nanowires are composed of nearly 75 wt. % Cu and 25 wt. % O which is in stoichiometric agreement with that of pure copper oxide. The morphology of the nano fibers was also examined using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) which revealed nanoscale irregularities across the fiber's length.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
Pages2906-2913
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2014
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 27 Oct 201331 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
Volume4

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period27/10/1331/10/13

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Keywords

  • Copper oxide
  • Electrospinning
  • Nanofibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials

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Khalil, A., Hashaikeh, R., & Khraisheh, M. (2014). Analysis of copper oxide nanofibers synthesized via electrospinning. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013 (pp. 2906-2913). (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013; Vol. 4).