Synthesis of Cu Doped NiO Nanoparticles by Chemical Method

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Departments of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran

2 Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran



The Cu doped NiO (NiO:Cu) nanoparticles were synthesized by co-precipitation method using NiCl2.6H2O, CuCl2.2H2O for Ni and Cu sources, respectively. Sodium hydroxide has been used as a precipitator agent. Effect of Cu doping agent on the structural and optical properties of nanostructures were characterized by XRD, SEM, AFM, spectrophotometry, FTIR and VSM techniques. XRD revealed that NiO:Cu has a FCC structure. Optical absorption spectra of the samples obtained using UV-Vis spectrophotometer shows a blue-shift when copper amount increase which indicates decreasing particle size. The study of magnetization property at room temperature shows weak ferromagnetic behavior of NiO:Cu nanoparticles. Hysteresis loops were show that magnetization increasing with Cu doping up to 13% and then with further doping decreasing.


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