Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are one of the nano ordered layered compounds. The importance of layered compound is based on their ability to retain chemical species with electrical charges compatible to those of the layers. They may be used in areas such as catalysis, industry, medicine, environmental protection, construction etc. Layered double hydroxides are anionic clays comprising positively charged layers with anions and water molecules intercalated in the interlayer region. The aim of this work was to obtain Cu and/or Ni substituted layered double hydroxides with different micromorphology characteristics. The obtained results pointed out that the relationship between LDHs composition and their textural properties can be controlled. The layered double hydroxides samples were fabricated by using direct coprecipitation method. Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analyses were used to study the textural characteristics and the structural characteristics of the samples.
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