Copper Oxide Nanopowder CuO 
Formula CuO
Purity 99%
Particle Size 40 nm
SSA 20 m2/g
Morphology nearly spherical
Bulk Density 0.79 g/cm3
True Density 6.4 g/cm3
Appearance Black
CAS Number 1317-38-0
Molecular Weight 79.55


A fine black powder composed of copper oxide particles of approximately 40nm, this nanomaterial is one of the most widely used nanopowders. Industries utilizing copper oxide nanoparticles include the ceramics, glass, electronics, sensor device, and propellant industries. Like many nanomaterials, it is often handled as a dispersion within an appropriate solvent.


1- Catalyst applications: While many nanomaterials have seen extensive research on their value as catalysts, catalyst supports, and catalyst carriers, few have shown the demonstrable results of copper oxide nanopowder. It improves burn rates, reduces pressure indices, and outperforms other catalysts in AP composite propellants.

2- Data storage: As has been the case for many nanopowders with electrical or magnetic properties, copper oxide has been utilized and researched for viability in a number of data storage applications, including magnetic storage drives.

3- Optical-electronic applications: Copper oxide nanoparticles play a crucial role in the production of high-tech superconductors and superconducting materials, in addition to roles in photoconductive, photothermal, and semiconductor applications.

4- Ceramics applications: Various ceramics utilize copper oxide in their manufacture, with copper oxide nanopowder being of particular interest in the production of ceramic resistors.

5- Sensor applications: Many different types of sensor device use copper oxide nanomaterials, such as gas sensors.

6-Solar applications: As with many nanomaterials, copper oxide nanopowder has been a crucial component in the development of more effective, efficient solar technology. Specifically, it is utilized in solar energy transformation.