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Morphology, stability, and X-ray absorption spectroscopic study of iron oxide (Hematite) nanoparticles prepared by micelle nanolithography

Bera, Anupam and Bhattacharya, Atanu and Tiwari, N and Jha, S N and Bhattacharyya, D (2018) Morphology, stability, and X-ray absorption spectroscopic study of iron oxide (Hematite) nanoparticles prepared by micelle nanolithography. In: SURFACE SCIENCE, 669 . pp. 145-153.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2017.11.022

Abstract

Currently, considerable effort is being made towards synthesis and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles. In this article, we report on the preparation and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticle (NP) arrays supported on natively oxidized Si(100) surface. The NPs are synthesized by reverse micelle nanolithography technique and are then deposited onto natively oxidized Si(100) surface via spin-coating. Plasma oxidation followed by high temperature annealing results in a unimodal size distribution of pseudohexagonally-ordered array of iron oxide NPs (with 14 nm mean diameter and nm mean height). High temperature annealing does not fragment the NPs. Particles are sinter-resistant: the unimodal arrays are robust with respect to thermal treatment. X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS), including X-ray Absorption Near Edge Structure (XANES) and Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS), reveals that structure of the iron oxide particle resembles closely the hematite alpha-Fe2O3 structure. Furthermore, with the help of EXAFS spectra, we eliminate the possibility of gamma-Fe2O3, Fe3O4, FeO and FeO(OH) structures for the NPs. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belong to the ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2018 14:52
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 14:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59071

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