The pure and Fe-doped CuO nanoparticles of the series Cu1−x
O (x = 0, 0.027, 0.055, 0.097 and 0.125) were synthesized by a simple low temperature sol–gel method. Synthesized samples were characterized by a series of techniques
including Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray electron spectroscopy (EDX), Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Hall Effect Set-up and Current–Voltage (I–V) characteristics. FESEM
analysis shows formation of disc type structure increasing in grain size with Fe concentration in CuO. EDX confirmed the incorporation of iron in CuO. FTIR results of pure and Fe doped CuO samples have confirmed the formation of monoclinic CuO. The optical band gap estimated using Diffuse
Reflectance Spectroscopy (DRS) shows the increment in the band gap values with Fe substitution. The Hall measurements show predominantly p-type conduction in all the samples and carrier densities decrease with increased Fe substitution. I–V characteristics of pure and Fe
doped CuO nanoparticles show rectification behaviour of Schottky diodes.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore 452020, India
Centre for Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore 452020, India
Publication date: 01 February 2017
More about this publication?
Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites