Title: Cost effective synthesis of copper oxide nanowires on printed circuit boards

Authors: Chirojyoti Rava

Addresses: 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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2014.060793

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2014 Vol.10 No.3, pp.229 - 233

Received: 26 Sep 2012
Accepted: 19 Jul 2013

Published online: 30 Apr 2014 *

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