A novel low-temperature synthesis of nanosized NiZn ferrite

Seema Verma, S. D. Pradhan, Renu Pasricha, S. R. Sainkar, P. A. Joy

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Nanosized NiZn ferrite powder is synthesized by a low-temperature method, using a unique combination of citric acid and glycine. An appropriate molar ratio of both citric acid and glycine offers a low-temperature synthetic route by incorporating the complexation behavior of citric acid and the combustion nature of glycine. Thermal decomposition/controlled autocatalytic combustion of the composite gel occurs at a low temperature of around 175°C, with the evolution of a large amount of gases. Transmission electron microscopic studies showed that the average particle size of the ferrite obtained is ∼2.5 nm, with a narrow size distribution. Uniformly distributed fine-grained microstructure with low porosity is obtained for a sample sintered at 1000°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2597-2599
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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