Investigation of Structural, Mechanical, Thermal and Optical Properties of Cu Doped TiO2

  • Muna M. Abbas University of Technology, Applied Sciences Department, Baghdad, Iraq
  • Mohammed RASHEED Assistant Professor Dr.
Keywords: Cu-doping, TiO2, nanotechnology, structural, Mechanical Properties, physical properties


In this work, Pure and Cu: doped titanium dioxide nano-powder was prepared through a solid-state method. the dopant concentration [Cu/TiO2 in atomic percentage (wt%)] is derived from 0 to 7 wt.%. structural properties of the samples performed with XRD revealed all nanopowders are of titanium dioxide having polycrystalline nature. Physical and Morphological studies were conducted using a scanning electronic microscope SEM test instrument to confirm the grain size and texture. The other properties of samples were examined using an optical microscope, Lee's Disc, Shore D hardness instrument, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX). Results showed that the thermal conductivity increased with the weight fraction of the Cu element increasing.