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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: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Materials & Physics Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Thin Solid Films
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0040-6090
    Depositing User: HM Yates
    Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2011 10:29
    Last Modified: 19 Aug 2014 13:13

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