Journal of Materials Research


Synthesis and characterization of zinc ferrite particles prepared by hydrothermal decomposition of zinc chelate solutions

M. Andrés Vergésa1, M. Martineza1 and E. Matijeviéa2

a1 Departamento de Quimica Inorganica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Extremadura, 06071-Badajoz, Spain

a2 Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York 13699-5814


Crystalline zinc ferrite particles of the general formulation ZnxFe3−xO4 (O ≤ x ≤ 1) were prepared by aging at elevated temperature solutions containing Zn(NO3)2, Fe(NO3)3, and triethanolamine in the presence and in the absence of hydrazine. The powders were characterized by x-ray diffraction and infrared analyses.

(Received May 10 1993)

(Accepted July 23 1993)

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