Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A

, Volume 91, Issue 13, pp 2651–2656 | Cite as

Effects of Cobalt Doping on the Microstructure and Optical Properties of ZnAl2O4 Nanoparticles

  • Xiaojuan Wu
  • Zhiqiang Wei
  • Xiujuan Chen
  • Xuan Wang
  • Hua Yang
  • Jinlong Jiang
  • Lihua Yuan
Physical Chemistry of Nanoclusters and Nanomaterials


Co-doped ZnAl2O4 nanoparticles were prepared by hydrothermal method. The samples were characterized by XRD, HRTEM, EDX, FT-IR, XPS, PL, and UV–Vis, and the effects of cobalt doping on the microstructure and optical property of the samples were studied. The experimental results showed that Co-doped ZnAl2O4 nanoparticles synthesized by this method are single phase with cubic crystal structure, no other impurity phases were observed. Furthermore, with increasing the Co2+ concentration, the average crystallite size of the Co-doped samples became smaller. The absorption bands in FT-IR spectra are broadened in the low frequency region, the PL spectra had the red-shift and the UV–Vis peaks intensity gradually enhanced.


ZnAl2O4 Co-doped hydrothermal method microstructure optical property 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaojuan Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhiqiang Wei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiujuan Chen
    • 1
  • Xuan Wang
    • 2
  • Hua Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jinlong Jiang
    • 1
  • Lihua Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Advanced Processing and Recycling Nonferrous MetalsLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouP.R. China
  2. 2.School of ScienceLanzhou University of TechnologyLanzhouP.R. China

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