Structural, electrochemical and optical properties of hydrothermally synthesized transition metal oxide (Co3O4, NiO, CuO) nanoflowers


YETİM N. K. , ASLAN N., Sarioglu A., SARI N. , KOÇ M. M.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS, cilt.31, sa.15, ss.12238-12248, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 31 Konu: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10854-020-03769-x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN ELECTRONICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.12238-12248

Özet

In this work, structural, electrochemical and optical properties of the flower-like Co3O4, NiO and CuO nanostructures were investigated. Co3O4, NiO and CuO nanoflowers were prepared using hydrothermal method. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy was used in the confirmation of the chemical composition of the nanostructures. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was used in the analysis of crystal structures that peaks observed in the XRD analysis confirms good crystallinity of the nanoflowers. Scanning electron microscopy analysis was used to illustrate the flower-like structure of the nanostructures. Cyclic voltammetry (CV) was used in the assessment of the electrochemical properties. It was seen that flower-like Co3O4, NiO and CuO nanostructures have enhanced electrochemical properties. Using CV results, redox reaction processes of the Co3O4, NiO and CuO nanoflowers were determined. Diffusion constants were determined and NiO nanoflowers found to have the highest diffusion constant among those. Nyquist and Bode diagrams were evaluated. Energy band gaps of Co3O4, NiO, CuO nanoflowers were calculated which were found to be 2.10 eV, 2.25 eV and 3.71 eV, respectively.