Structural properties of CoxCu1-xFe2O4 solid solution

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Mahmood N. B., Saeed F. R., Gbashi K. R., Hamodi A., Jaffar Z. M.

JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS, vol.30, no.1, pp.220-227, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jmbm-2021-0023
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.220-227
  • Keywords: cobalt copper ferrite, spinel solid solution, electron density map, MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES, SPINEL
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Crystallography information files (CIF) were designed formed CoxCu1-xFe2O4 solid solution with the substitution factor x=0 to 1 with an increment of 0.1 depending on Vegard's law by using crystallography software. The effect of the substitution factor has been studied on some parameters and properties of the Co-Cu ferrite system, such as the effect of substitution factor on the lattice parameter, the volume of unit cell, and the density of the unit cell. Also, XRD patterns were estimated by crystallography software depending on the mathematical models of XRD. The XRD results showed a slight shift in the peak position varying with the substitution factor, these are due to the change in lattice parameter caused by the substitution of ions with different ionic radii. XRD also showed an increment in peak intensity varying with the substitution factor, that's due to an increase in the concentration of Cu which led to an increase in the density of electrons.