Pyrolysis-controlled synthesis and magnetic properties of sol–gel electrospun nickel cobaltite nanostructures

Pyrolysis-controlled synthesis and magnetic properties of sol–gel electrospun nickel cobaltite... Nickel cobaltite (NCO) is a binary transition-metal oxide, which is extensively used as an electrocatalyst and magnetic material. NCO nanofibers and NCO/graphene composite exhibit high electrochemical reactivity due to the directional bridging of NCO particles. This makes NCO a promising candidate electrode material for use in supercapacitors and batteries. Besides, NCO is also a promising magnetic material due to its unique structural composition, where the cations are seated in octahedral sites surrounded by oxygen vacancies. In the present work, a simple and reliable method was discovered for tuning the morphological and structural changes of nickel cobaltite (NCO) nanoparticles, which were reshaped along the NCO nanofibers, by controlling the pyrolysis soaking time. As the pyrolysis soaking time increases, NCO transforms from inverse spinel to normal spinel; and the morphology of NCO nanoparticles changes from spherical to rod-like. These changes were validated by the hypsochromic peak shifts in Raman, and FTIR spectroscopies. The magnetic measurements reveal changes in the shape of the hysteresis loop, which are explained on the basis of structural and morphological changes in the nanostructure. The net magnetisation increases and coercivity decreases, with an increase in pyrolysis soaking time. These changes in magnetic parameters are attributed to structural changes caused by the formation of oxygen vacancies, and surface effects due to switching in morphology of the NCO nanoparticle. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology Springer Journals

Pyrolysis-controlled synthesis and magnetic properties of sol–gel electrospun nickel cobaltite nanostructures

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Materials Science; Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials; Inorganic Chemistry; Optical and Electronic Materials; Nanotechnology
ISSN
0928-0707
eISSN
1573-4846
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10971-018-4672-4
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Abstract

Nickel cobaltite (NCO) is a binary transition-metal oxide, which is extensively used as an electrocatalyst and magnetic material. NCO nanofibers and NCO/graphene composite exhibit high electrochemical reactivity due to the directional bridging of NCO particles. This makes NCO a promising candidate electrode material for use in supercapacitors and batteries. Besides, NCO is also a promising magnetic material due to its unique structural composition, where the cations are seated in octahedral sites surrounded by oxygen vacancies. In the present work, a simple and reliable method was discovered for tuning the morphological and structural changes of nickel cobaltite (NCO) nanoparticles, which were reshaped along the NCO nanofibers, by controlling the pyrolysis soaking time. As the pyrolysis soaking time increases, NCO transforms from inverse spinel to normal spinel; and the morphology of NCO nanoparticles changes from spherical to rod-like. These changes were validated by the hypsochromic peak shifts in Raman, and FTIR spectroscopies. The magnetic measurements reveal changes in the shape of the hysteresis loop, which are explained on the basis of structural and morphological changes in the nanostructure. The net magnetisation increases and coercivity decreases, with an increase in pyrolysis soaking time. These changes in magnetic parameters are attributed to structural changes caused by the formation of oxygen vacancies, and surface effects due to switching in morphology of the NCO nanoparticle.

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Journal of Sol-Gel Science and TechnologySpringer Journals

Published: May 11, 2018

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