Mustansiriyah Journal for Sciences and Education <p>Mustansiriyah Journal for Sciences and Education (MJSE)</p> <p>مجلة المستنصرية للعلوم والتربية</p> <p>This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.<br />Mustansiriyah Journal for Sciences and Education is under evaluation at the following sites:</p> <ul> <li><a href="">SHERPA/ROMEO</a></li> <li><a href="">Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)</a></li> </ul> College of Education, Mustansiriyah University en-US Mustansiriyah Journal for Sciences and Education 2078-8665 Synthesis of copper oxide nano-rice structures for enhancement of photocatalytic activity under natural sunlight <p>In this work, copper oxide (CuO) nano-rice structure was prepared by<br>hydrothermal method. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray<br>diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM),<br>and UV-visible spectrophotometer. CuO nano-rice structure showed high<br>photocatalytic activity towards degradation of methylene blue (MB).<br>Hydrothermally growth of CuO provided uniformly distributed nano-rice<br>structures with high degradation efficiency (90.41%) and rate constant (kt)<br>16.6 × 10-2 min-1 for methylene blue degradation.</p> Roonak Abdul Salam A.Alkareem Copyright (c) 2020 2020-10-19 2020-10-19 20 5 253 262