Preparation of Nanostructured Metal Ferrite Particles by Sonochemistry
Nanostructured iron and cobalt ferrite particles were prepared from iron chloride and cobalt chloride, respectively, using the sonochemical method. The particles were compared with those synthesized using the co-precipitation method. The properties of the particles were characterized using various techniques, such as XRD, TEM, VSM and a SQUID magnetometer. The iron ferrite particles had an average particle size of about 15 nm and a magnetization value of 83 emu/g at a magnetic field of 50 kOe, while the particle size of cobalt ferrite was about 5 nm and its magnetization value was 33 emu/g at the same magnetic field.
Kwang Hwa Chung, Yong Hyeon Shin, Sue-Nie Park, Hyun Sook Cho, Soon-Ae Yoo, Byung Joo Min, Hyo-Suk Lim and Kyung Hwa Yoo
E. H. Kim et al., "Preparation of Nanostructured Metal Ferrite Particles by Sonochemistry", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 277-279, pp. 1044-1048, 2005