Fabrication of Flake-Shaped Core-Shell Micro Particles by Way of Thermal Decomposition of Pentacarbonyl Iron on Diatomite Surface
In order to fabricate flake-shaped core-shell micro particles (FCMP) with light weight efficiently, deposition on diatomite was carried out by thermal decomposition. The deposition of Fe on diatomite was accomplished by thermal decomposition of pentacarbonyl iron (Fe(CO)5). The scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD) are used to make clear their morphology microstructure, chemical composition, and crystal structure. The average diameter of FCMP is around 40μm, and the average aspect ratio is over 15. The main chemical composition of the FCMP is Fe, Si, Oand C. The XRD result revealed that crystal structures of the FCMP is close to α-Fe. The vibrant sample magnetometer (VSM) result revealed that the FCMP belong to soft magnetic material. The density test results show that the density of FCMP is close to the 2.6, which is lower than the density of pure carbonyl iron powder.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
W. Q. Zhang et al., "Fabrication of Flake-Shaped Core-Shell Micro Particles by Way of Thermal Decomposition of Pentacarbonyl Iron on Diatomite Surface", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 730-733, 2011