Hydrothermal synthesis of homogeneous and core/shell CoxNi1−xFe2O4 nanoparticles

Almeida, T. P. , Fay, M. W., Zhu, Y. and Brown, P. D. (2012) Hydrothermal synthesis of homogeneous and core/shell CoxNi1−xFe2O4 nanoparticles. In: 12th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Birmingham, England, 20-23 Aug 2012, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467321983 (doi:10.1109/NANO.2012.6322173)

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The hydrothermal synthesis (HS) of homogeneous and core shell CoxNi1-xFe2O4 nanoparticles (NPs) from mixed FeCl3 / CoCl2 / NiCl2 precursor solutions has been investigated, using the complementary characterization techniques of X-ray diffractometry, transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis and electron energy loss spectroscopy. At pH ~ 8, the HS of CoxNi1-xFe2O4 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. The structure of core/shell NiFe2O4/CoFe2O4 and CoFe2O4/NiFe2O4 NPs were confirmed.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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

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