Effect of the Concentration of Copper on the Properties of Copper Sulfide Nanostructure

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Zainab J. Shanan
Mirvat D. Majed
Huda M.J. Ali

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Nanoparticles of copper sulfide have been prepared by simple reaction between using copper nitrate with different concentrations ratio 0.1, 0.3, and 0.5 mM, thiourea by a simple chemical route. The prepared Nano powders have been deposited onto glass substrates by casting method at 60°C. The structure of the product Nano- films has been studied by x-ray diffraction, where the patterns showed that all the samples have a hexagonal structure of covellite copper sulfide with the average crystalline sizes 14.07- 16.51 nm. The morphology has been examined by atomic force microscopy, and field emission scan electron microscopy. The AFM images showed particles with almost spherical and rod shapes with average diameter sizes of 49.11- 90.64 nm. From the UV-Vis absorption studies, it has been noted that the increased absorption edge for all thin films leads to decreases in the energy gap of 3.5 to 3.0 eV for 1mM and 5mM respectively.

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Shanan ZJ, Majed MD, Ali HM. Effect of the Concentration of Copper on the Properties of Copper Sulfide Nanostructure. Baghdad Sci.J [Internet]. [cited 2021Aug.3];19(1):0225. Available from: https://bsj.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/BSJ/article/view/5472
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