Preparation of nanoparticles and hollow spheres of α-Fe2O3 and their properties

Preparation of nanoparticles and hollow spheres of α-Fe2O3 and their properties Uniform nanoparticles and hollow microspheres of hematite (α-Fe2O3) were obtained via a hydrothermal method by using iron (III) chloride as a precursor. The effects of reactant concentration, reaction time and temperature on the morphology of the samples were studied. The samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer (SQUID) measurement. α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles show a superparamagnetic behavior and the average size of the spherical particles was around 60 nm. However, hollow microspheres show a normal ferromagnetic behavior at room temperature with remanent magnetization and coercivity of 0.2482 emu/g and 2,516 Oe, respectively, and their average diameter was around 2 μm. The effects of reactant concentration and reaction temperature on the formation of the products were investigated. The experimental results reveal that the magnetic properties of hematite can be tuned by controlling the morphology. Research on Chemical Intermediates Springer Journals

Preparation of nanoparticles and hollow spheres of α-Fe2O3 and their properties

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Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry ; Catalysis; Physical Chemistry
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