Synthesis of yttrium iron garnet nanoparticles via coprecipitation in microemulsion

P Vaqueiro, M A Lopez-Quintela, Jose Rivas

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We describe a new technique using microemulsions to produce ultrafine precursors of yttrium iron garnet. A coprecipitation of hydroxide or carbonate precursors was made in a W/O microemulsion medium. These precursors (ca. 3 nm in size), when heated above 700 degrees C, transformed to YIG phase. Once prepared, YIG nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and de magnetic measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-504
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997

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