The present study investigates the effect of different reaction times on the crystallinity, surface morphology and size of iron oxide nanoparticles. In this synthetic system, aqueous iron (III) nitrate (Fe(NO3)3·9H2O) nonahydrate, provided the iron source and triethylamine was the precipitant and alkaline agent. The as-synthesised iron oxide nanoparticles were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Rietveld analysis, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR). Prolonged reaction times indicated the change on nanoparticle shape from elongated nanorods to finally distorted nanocubes. Analysis on the crystallinity of the iron oxide nanoparticles suggest that the samples mainly consist of two phases, which are Goethite (α-FeOOH) and Hematite (α-Fe2O3) respectively.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Materials Science Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Feb 2022|
|Event||10th International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 30 Oct 2021 → 2 Nov 2021