Application of Statistical Design Strategies to Optimize the Preparation of Cuo Nanoparticles by Hydrothermal Technique

Reda Mohamed, Ibreheem Mkhalid, Elham Azaam
2011 Materials Sciences and Applications  
Synthesis of CuO nanoparticles by hydrothermal technique in presence of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) as surfactant was carried out by statistically designed experiments based on Box Behnken method. Reaction parameters as time, temperature and surfactant concentration have been studied to show their effect on CuO particle size and morphology. The results of experimental design indicate that the surfactant concentration, reaction time and temperature were significant in CuO particles
more » ... n CuO particles were characterized using XRD and SEM. These work findings showed that CuO nanoparticles were formed at 100˚C. On other hand, their crystallinity was improved with rising temperature from 100 to 200˚C to achieve particle size of CuO in the range of 49 -92 nm.
doi:10.4236/msa.2011.28132 fatcat:ckznw24i35ecnmxp2n57fb4yse