Preparation, characterization and photocatalytic activity of multifunctional Fe3O4/ZnO/CuO hybrid nanoparticles

Ardiansyah Taufik, Iqriah Kalim, Rosari Saleh

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A series of copper oxide supported on Fe3O4/ZnO with molar ratio of Fe3O4:ZnO:CuO varies from 1:1:1 to 1:1:5 were prepared by sol-gel method. X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscope, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, UV-visible diffuse reflectance spectroscopy and vibrating sample magnetometer were used to characterize the as prepared Fe3O4/ZnO/CuO hybrid nanoparticles. The results show that Fe3O4/ZnO/CuO hybrid nanoparticles consist of cubic spinel Fe3O4, hexagonal wurtzite ZnO and monoclinic CuO. All prepared samples show ferromagnetic behavior. The photocatalytic activities of these hybrid nanoparticles under visible light irradiation were evaluated by the degradation of malachite green. The results revealed that hybrid nanoparticles exhibited higher photocatalytic activities than pure nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Properties of Modern Materials
EditorsKuwat Triyana, Agustinus Agung Nugroho, Kuwat Triyana, Risdiana
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038355472
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014 - Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 12 Nov 201413 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Conference2nd International Conference on Functional Materials Science, ICFMS 2014


  • FeO/ZnO/CuO
  • Hybrid nanoparticle
  • Malachite green
  • Visible light


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