Synthesis and structural characteristics of Co1-xCuxFe2O4 magnetic ferrite nanoparticles using hydrothermal technique

  • Falah A-H. Mutlak
Keywords: Ferrite nanoparticles, hydrothermal synthesis, cobalt ferrite, Scherrer formula


In this work, copper substituted cobalt ferrite nanoparticles with
chemical formula Co1-xCuxFe2O4 (x=0, 0.3, and 0.7), has been
synthesized via hydrothermal preparation method. The structure of
the prepared materials was characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD).
The (XRD) patterns showed single phase spinel ferrite structure.
Average crystallite size (D), lattice constant (a), and crystal density
(dx) have been calculated from the most intense peak (311).
Comparative standardization also performed using smaller average
particle size (D) on the XRD patterns of as-prepared ferrite samples
in order to select most convenient hydrothermal synthesis conditions
to get ferrite materials with smallest average particle size.