Synthesis and microstructural properties of mixed iron-gallium oxides
Perović, Marija M.
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Various mixed Fe-Ga oxides were prepared by the calcination of mixed Fe-Ga oxyhydroxide precursors (alpha-Fe1 xGaxOOH solid solutions, 0 LT = x LT = 1) at 500 or 1000 degrees C. Isostructural corundum-type oxides alpha-Fe2O3 and alpha-Ga2O3, as well as their solid solutions alpha-Fe-2 xGaxO3 in the entire concentration range (x = 0, 0.4, 1, 1.6 and 2) were prepared by calcination at 500 degrees C. An increase in the Ga content in alpha-Fe2 xGaxO3 resulted in a reduction of the unit cell size, a weakened hyperfine magnetic field, a disappearance of the Morin transition, an increase of magnetization at low temperatures, a shift in the position of IR bands to higher wavenumbers, and a lower intensity of absorption bands in the UV-Vis-NIR spectra. The calcination of Fe-Ga oxyhydroxides at 1000 degrees C resulted in the formation of a rhombohedral alpha-Fe-2 xGaxO3 phase for x = 0 and 0.4. An orthorhombic GaFeO3 phase with Fe3+ cations located in 3 different octahedral sites was obtained by... the calcination at 1000 degrees C of mixed Fe-Ga oxyhydroxide with the Fe:Ga ratio of 1:1. A monoclinic phase b-Fe-2 xGaxO3 (x = 1.6 and 2) was obtained by the calcination at 1000 degrees C of Fe-Ga oxyhydroxides with 80 and 100 mol% Ga. The monoclinic beta-Ga1.6Fe0.4O3 showed two strong luminescence peaks in the blue region of the PL spectrum. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keywords:Hematite / alpha-Ga2O3 / beta-Ga2O3 / GaFeO3 / Mossbauer spectroscopy / FE-SEM
Source:Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2015, 634, 130-141
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