Structural and optical study of Cu-doped TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized by co-precipitation method

H. Sokoidanto, A. Taufik, R. Saleh

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In this study, we synthesized Cu-doped TiO2 nanoparticles using a coprecipitation method, with chemical TiO2 as the base material and CuSO4.5H2O as a dopant precursor. To characterize their compositional, structural, optical, and paramagnetic properties, we employed energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance UV-Visible spectroscopy, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy. The outcome of the research study showed the samples to have a tetragonal anatase structure with grain sizes of 52-54 nm. The secondary CuO phase in the 6 at.% and 12 at.% samples showed a Cu solubility limit in their TiO2 lattice, which also influences the lattice parameters. We observed band-gap narrowing with an increasing concentration of the Cu dopant, as indicated by the redshift on the reflectance band edge. Substituting Ti with Cu atoms led to the detection of a paramagnetic species by ESR spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2020
EventBasic and Applied Sciences Interdisciplinary Conference 2017, BASIC 2017 - , Indonesia
Duration: 18 Aug 201719 Aug 2017


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