Hydrothermal synthesis of mixed cobalt-nickel ferrite nanoparticles

Almeida, T. P. , Fay, M. W., Zhu, Y. and Brown, P. D. (2012) Hydrothermal synthesis of mixed cobalt-nickel ferrite nanoparticles. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 371, 012074. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/371/1/012074)

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The hydrothermal synthesis of CoxNi1−xFe2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) from mixed FeCl3 / CoCl2 / NiCl2 precursor solution has been investigated as a function of reaction temperature, using the complementary characterisation techniques of X-ray diffractometry, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and electron energy loss spectroscopy. At pH ~ 8, the HS of Co0.5Ni0.5Fe2O4 NPs, up to ~ 25 nm in size, was found to proceed through the formation and dissolution of intermediate Fe(OH)3 and [FeCoNi2(OH)8]+.[Cl−.H2O]− phases.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Almeida, Dr Trevor
Authors: Almeida, T. P., Fay, M. W., Zhu, Y., and Brown, P. D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1742-6596

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