Magnetite: Synthesis and Characterization


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Magnetite nanopowder is a nanostructured magnetic material which is of great importance due to its electric and magnetic properties at room temperature. There are quite enough methods to produce magnetite. In the present work, four samples of magnetite powder were produced, the first three with the alkaline precipitation method from aqueous solution of mixed Fe (II)/Fe (III) salts, without any surfactants and the last one with the micro emulsion method. The prepared powders have been characterized using transmission electron microscopy, Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy and x-ray diffraction in order the structure and the morphology of magnetite to be examined. The produced magnetite powders have a size range of 10-12±2nm and the chemical composition of magnetite.



Edited by:

Evangelos Hristoforou and D.S. Vlachos




C. Giannouli "Magnetite: Synthesis and Characterization", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 543, pp. 460-463, 2013

Online since:

March 2013




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