Cobalt oxide nanopowder synthesis using cellulose assisted combustion technique

Anchu Ashok, Anand Kumar, Rahul R. Bhosale, Mohd Ali H. Saleh, Ujjal Kumar Ghosh, Jaber Al Marri, Fares A. Almomani, Mahmoud M. Khader, Faris Tarlochan

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Cobalt oxides nanopowders were prepared using novel cellulose assisted combustion synthesis and solution combustion synthesis techniques. The synthesis conditions were optimized to produce high surface area cobalt oxide nanopowders. Effect of precursors ratio on product properties (such as crystalline structure, nanoparticle size, surface area etc.) were studied and compared for the two methods. Thermodynamic calculations along with TGA/DTA studies were used to understand the synthesis mechanism leading to cobalt oxide formation. The synthesized nanopowders were characterized using various materials characterization techniques such as XRD, SEM and TEM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12771-12777
Number of pages7
JournalCeramics International
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Cellulose assisted combustion synthesis
  • Cobalt oxide nanopowder
  • Impregnated layer combustion synthesis
  • Solution combustion synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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Ashok, A., Kumar, A., Bhosale, R. R., Saleh, M. A. H., Ghosh, U. K., Al Marri, J., Almomani, F. A., Khader, M. M., & Tarlochan, F. (2016). Cobalt oxide nanopowder synthesis using cellulose assisted combustion technique. Ceramics International, 42(11), 12771-12777.