The thesis reports the investigation of producing copper nanoparticle composites with graphene oxides (GO) using poly (sodium 4-styrenesulfonate) (PSS) and copper nanowires through the reduction of copper oxide nanowires using hydrazine. It was discovered that PSS improved the dispersity of GO and increased the absorption of copper ions on GO. An electrochemical reduction of GO/PSS/copper ion dispersion produced copper nanoparticles on GO surfaces. Reducing copper oxide nanowires on copper foils using hydrazine was achieved at a temperature where copper nanowires maintained their nanoscale structures.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Graduate Studies
Nanoscience Technology Center
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Elshatoury, Maged, "Fabrication of Copper Nanoparticle/Graphene Oxide Composites and Reduction of Copper Oxide Nanowires" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1470.