Copper Oxide Nanoparticles
Copper oxide (CuO) is a semiconductor metal with unique optical, electrical and magnetic properties and it has been used for various applications, such as the development of supercapacitors, near-infrared filters, in magnetic storage media, sensors, catalysis, semiconductors, etc. Research interest in copper oxide nanoparticles has increased exponentially due to their unique chemical and physical properties, different of those of their bulk materials, including but not limited to diffusivity, electrical resistivity, electrical conductivity, strength and hardness, chemical reactivity and diverse and versatile biological activity. Besides, these particles are widely used as industrial catalysts, chemical sensing devices, in medical applications, disinfection, as antimicrobials, fillers, opacifiers, catalysts, semiconductors and they are also useful in the development of cosmetics and microelectronics. Also, copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles, have drawn considerable attention mostly because of their antimicrobial and biocide properties and they may be used in many biomedical applications.