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Characterization of ZnFe2O4 Nanoparticles Obtained by the Thermal Decomposition

Kalpanadevi Kalimuthu, Sinduja C. Rangasamy, Manimekalai Rakkiyasamy

Abstract


ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles have been obtained from the inorganic precursor ZnFe2(cin)3(N2H4)3 via thermal decomposition route. The precursor prepared by a simple precipitation method, was characterised by hydrazine and metal analyses, infrared spectral analysis and thermo gravimetric analysis. Using appropriate annealing conditions, ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles of average size around 9 nm were synthesised by the thermal treatment of the precursor. The nanoparticles were characterised for their size and structure using X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopic (HRTEM), Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) and Scanning Electron Microscopic (SEM) techniques.


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ZnFe2O4 nanoparticles, XRD, HRTEM, SAED, SEM

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