Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 27, Issue 9, pp 9962–9975 | Cite as

Photo-degradation of azo dyes: photo catalyst and magnetic investigation of CuFe2O4–TiO2 nanoparticles and nanocomposites

  • Shamin Masoumi
  • Gholamreza Nabiyouni
  • Davood Ghanbari


CuFe2O4 nanoparticles were first synthesized via a fast and simple precipitation method. Then CuFe2O4–TiO2 nanocomposites were prepared using sol–gel method. The prepared products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, and fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Alternating gradient force magnetometer was used to study the magnetic property of the products. The results illustrated either superparamagnetic or ferromagnetic behaviour of CuFe2O4 nanoparticles. The photo-catalytic behaviour of CuFe2O4–TiO2 nanocomposites was evaluated using the degradation of four various azo dyes under ultraviolet light irradiation. The results show that the prepared nanocomposites are applicable for magnetic and photo-catalytic performance.


TiO2 Ferrite CuFe2O4 Titanium Tetra Isopropoxide Copper Ferrite 
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This work has been supported financially by Arak University Research Council (AURC) under the Grant number of 95-148 [95-2-13]. The authors acknowledge AURC for the financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shamin Masoumi
    • 1
  • Gholamreza Nabiyouni
    • 1
  • Davood Ghanbari
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceArak UniversityArakIran
  2. 2.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Arak BranchIslamic Azad UniversityArakIran

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