Title: Cost effective synthesis of copper oxide nanowires on printed circuit boards
Author: Chirojyoti Rava
Address: Amity Institute of Nanotechnology (AINT), Uttar Pradesh, Noida, 201303, India
Abstract: In this paper, an attempt has been made to synthesise copper oxide nanowires on printed circuits. The procedure involves thermal oxidation of substrates in air at a temperature of 450°C. Electron microscope studies confirm the formation of nanowires. X-ray diffraction analysis is done for the samples. A probable mechanism of formation of Cu2O nanowire interconnects is discussed. An analysis of its possible applications is also done.
Keywords: copper oxide nanowires; thermal oxidation; polymer substrate; cost effective synthesis; printed circuit boards; PCBs; nanowire interconnects; nanotechnology.
Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2014 Vol.10, No.3, pp.229 - 233
Date of acceptance: 19 Jul 2013
Available online: 30 Apr 2014