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Synthesis and investigation of structural and optical properties of CdO: Ag nanoparticles of various concentrations


  • Suaad A. Muhammed Department of Physics, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Nada K. Abbas Department of Physics, College of Science for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq.



Keywords: AFM, CdO Nanoparticles Doped Ag , FTIR, method of Precipitation , UV, SEM.


This study discussed the effects of doping with silver (Ag) on the optical and structural properties of
CdO nanoparticles at different concentrations 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 wt% prepared by the precipitation method. The
materials were annealed at 550˚C for 1 h. The structural, topographical, and optical properties were
diagnosed by X-ray diffraction analysis, atomic force instrument, and visible and ultraviolet spectrometers.
The results show that the average diameter of the grains depends on the percentage of added silver to the
material, as the diameter decreased from 88.8 to 59.7 nm, and it was found that the roughness increased from
5.56 to 26.5. When studying the optical properties, it was noted that the energy gap was 2.53ev for the pure
sample and decreased to 2.38 When 5% of silver concentration was added to cadmium oxide


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