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Structural evolution and characteristics of the phase transformations between α-Fe2O3, Fe3O4 and γ-Fe2O3nanoparticles under reducing and oxidizing atmospheres

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The mechanism and conditions for the phase transformations from α-Fe2O3 to Fe3O4 and Fe3O4 to γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles have been investigated by the thermal analysis method. The morphologies and structures of various nanoparticles after annealing in H2 : Ar at 294 °C and in an O2 atmosphere at 302 °C have been examined and characterized. Finally, we confirmed that the monodisperse, porous and magnetic γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles could be obtained by annealing the α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles synthesized by the hydrothermal route.

Graphical abstract: Structural evolution and characteristics of the phase transformations between α-Fe2O3, Fe3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles under reducing and oxidizing atmospheres

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Submitted
28 Jun 2013
Accepted
05 Aug 2013
First published
08 Aug 2013

CrystEngComm, 2013,15, 8166-8172
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Structural evolution and characteristics of the phase transformations between α-Fe2O3, Fe3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles under reducing and oxidizing atmospheres

X. Zhang, Y. Niu, X. Meng, Y. Li and J. Zhao, CrystEngComm, 2013, 15, 8166
DOI: 10.1039/C3CE41269E

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