Study of Bandgap Energy of Novel (Cu0.5Ba0.5Fe12O19)1-x/ (Co0.6Zn0.4 Fe2O4) x Nanocomposite
Allwin Sudhakaran1, Ashwin Sudhakaran2, E. Siva Senthil3
1Allwin Sudhakaran*, Department of Physics, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Ashwin Sudhakaran, Department of Physics, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India
3E. Siva Senthil, Department of Physics, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on November 13, 2021. Revised Manuscript received on November 18, 2021. Manuscript published on November 30, 2021. | PP: 171-176 | Volume-10 Issue-4, November 2021. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.D66071110421 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D6607.1110421
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Abstract: In this novel work, we have studied the optical properties of CuBaM-CZFO nanocomposites. (Cu0.5Ba0.5Fe12O19)1-x/ (Co0.6Zn0.4 Fe2O4) x [where x=0.1,0.2] nanocomposites were synthesized individually by sol-gel citrate method and then made into nanocomposites by physical mixing technique. Further characterization over their structural, morphological and optical properties were carried out in detail. With the help of UV analysis, the optical properties such as, the band gap energy was discovered which is found using Tauc’s plot. The bandgap energy is 2.6503eV for CuBaM-CZFO 90-10 which is lesser than CuBaM-CZFO 80-20 (2.8456eV). The structural, morphological and optical properties of novel CuBaM-CZFO nanocomposite are reported and compared with, both among themselves and from the literature review.
Keywords: Doped Barium Hexaferrite, Cobalt Zinc Ferrite, Sol-gel Citrate, Physical Mixing, Bandgap Energy.