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Mossbauer effect studies of the thermal decomposition of iron(II) oxalate in hydrogen

*, Ramani and Sathyavathiamma, MP and Puttaswamy, NG and Mallya, RM (1984) Mossbauer effect studies of the thermal decomposition of iron(II) oxalate in hydrogen. In: Materials Chemistry and Physics, 9 (6). pp. 539-559.

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Mössbauer-effect and X-ray studies were carried out on the product samples of the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and of the isothermal decomposition of iron(II) oxalate in flowing H2. Two types of sample configurations were employed for isothermal studies between 280 to 420°C for various periods of heating. Low temperature Mossbauer measurements at liquid nitrogen temperature were carried out to examine the superparamagnetic (SPM) contributions. From the spectra of samples decomposed at 340°C, in vertical experiments, the percentage SPM and percentage ferromagnetic (FM) area of Fe3O4 were estimated and an average size (˜167Å) for Fe3O4 was derived. Mossbauer measurements (at high temperatures) were carried out on Fe3C formed in horizontal experiments, for two samples decomposed at ˜320°C for 1 hr and 2 hr. An estimate of SPM and FM Fe3C was obtained by calculating KV, the anisotropy energy for the Fe3C in these two samples and values of 5.07 × 10−16 and 7.02 × 10−16 erg/sec, respectively, were obtained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Chemistry and Physics
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2010 07:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/24082

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