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The growth of copper oxides on glass by flame assisted chemical vapour deposition

Yates, HM, Brook, LA, Sheel, DW, Ditta, IB, Steele, A and Foster, HA 2008, 'The growth of copper oxides on glass by flame assisted chemical vapour deposition' , Thin Solid Films, 517 (2) , pp. 517-521.

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Flame assisted chemical vapour deposition is a low cost, relatively simple atmospheric pressure chemical vapour deposition (CVD) technique that is compatible with both small volume, batch, and high volume continuous coating processes. Use of this method with low hazard aqueous solutions of simple metal salts can yield metal oxide thin films, which represents a major advantage in terms of precursor cost and environmental impact compared to alternative CVD methods. In this paper we report the extension of this technique to the growth of copper oxides from aqueous solutions of cupric nitrate (Cu(NO3)2) and discuss the effects on the films of the various growth conditions. It is shown that copper oxide films are produced with nanostructure controlled properties. Furthermore, we report that these films have strong antibacterial activity.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Energy
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Thin Solid Films
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0040-6090
Depositing User: HM Yates
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 09:29
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:11

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