The scientific Journal of King Faisal University. In its latest issue, has published a scientific research for Dr. Alaa Nassif who is a faculty member at the college of Tele-communication engineering at Al-Watanyia Private University, titled “Synthesis and Characterization of Structural and Electrical Properties of CuMn2O4 Spinel Compound”
This research is a fruit of collaboration between Dr. Alaa Nassif, and Dr.Prof. Nasser Saad Al-Din, Dr.Prof. Abla Al-Zoubi, and Dr. Rasha Yousef, who serve as faculty members at Al-Baath University.
The aim of this research was to synthesize a low-cost spinel CuMn2O4 compound by solid-state method, being one of the most important transition metal oxides that had a spinel structure. Transition metal oxides have attracted great interest for their potential applications in the fields of advanced science and technology such as optics, electronics, magnetism, energy conversion and storage, and catalysis.
The interest of this research is to synthesis of CuMn2O4 compound and analysis its properties due to unique electrical, magnetic, thermoelectric, and catalyst properties. It can be applied as an oxidation catalyst for removing air pollutants such as monoxide and nitrous oxide from exhaust gas and also destroying volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
CuMn2O4 was synthesized by the Solid State method. MnO2 and CuO were used as precursors. The optimum temperature of synthesis was 850°C. XRD results showed that the prepared compound had a cubic structure with space group. The lattice constant, unit cell volume and grain size were calculated for CuMn2O4 annealed at 850°C. The experimental density was calculated and compared to the theoretical. The electrical properties of the compound showed that it behaves like a semiconductor, and the activation energy of the compound was 0.1535 eV
It is worth-noting that Dr. Alaa Nassif has a record of scientific publications in prominent scientific journals which you can find on our website, section of Scientific Researches
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