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    • Keywords

       

      CuTe; nanowires; electrodeposition; characterization; nanosensors.

    • Abstract

       

      Copper telluride (CuTe) nanowires were synthesized electrochemically from aqueous acidic solution of copper (II) sulphate (CuSO4.5H2O) and tellurium oxide (TeO2) on a copper substrate by template-assisted electrodeposition method. The electrodeposition was conducted at 30 °C and the length of nanowires was controlled by adjusting deposition time. Structural characteristics were examined using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope which confirm the formation of CuTe nanowires. Investigation for chemical sensing was carried out using air and chloroform, acetone, ethanol, glycerol, distilled water as liquids having dielectric constants 1, 4.81, 8.93, 21, 24.55, 42.5 and 80.1, respectively. The results unequivocally prove that copper telluride nanowires can be fabricated as chemical sensors with enhanced sensitivity and reliability.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sandeep Arya1 Saleem Khan1 Suresh Kumar2 Rajnikant Verma1 Parveen Lehana1

      1. Department of Physics & Electronics, University of Jammu, Jammu 180 006, India
      2. Department of Electronic Science, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra 136 119, India
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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