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Publikācija: Influence of the Precipitation Conditions on the Morphology

Publication Type Full-text conference paper published in other conference proceedings
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Influence of the Precipitation Conditions on the Morphology, Phase Purity and Physical Properties of Magnetite Nanomaterials
Field of research 1. Natural sciences
Sub-field of research 1.4 Chemical sciences
Authors Santa Lagzdiņa
Andris Šutka
Gundars Mežinskis
Jānis Kleperis
Keywords Magnetite, nanoparticles, precipitation, photoelectrochemical properties, photocatalytic activity
Abstract In the present investigation, influence of the synthesis conditions on the morphology, phase purity and physical properties of the magnetite (Fe3O4) nanosized particles obtained from only ferrous salt solutions were investigated. It was found, that particle size, its distribution and phase composition is strongly influenced by different reaction conditions such as cation salt/precipitation agent molar ratio and temperature. Obtained powder products were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis. By regulating synthesis conditions it is possible to obtain monophasic magnetite nanoparticles with spinel type structure and size < 30 nm, as well as admixture containing different crystal phases such as maghemite (γ-Fe2O3), hematite (α-Fe2O3) or goethite (FeOOH). For synthesized compounds different physical characteristics such as magnetic, optical and photocatalytic properties were studied. Saturation magnetization of magnetite nanopowders was close to that of bulk value, thus showing that synthesized Fe3O4 is close to its stoichiometric composition. Also, obtained magnetite nanosized particles show some photocatalytic activity for water splitting under visible light for hydrogen production.
Hyperlink: http://cyseni.com/archives/proceedings/Proceedings_of_CYSENI_2013.pdf#page=529 
Reference Lagzdiņa, S., Šutka, A., Mežinskis, G., Kleperis, J. Influence of the Precipitation Conditions on the Morphology, Phase Purity and Physical Properties of Magnetite Nanomaterials. In: 10th International Conference of Young Scientists on Energy Issues (CYSENI 2013): Conference Proceedings, Lithuania, Kaunas, 29-31 May, 2013. Kaunas: Lithuanian Energy Institute, 2013, pp.519-527. ISSN 1822-7554.
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