Optimum conditions and experimental details for the formation of γ-Fe2O3 from goethite have been worked out. In another method, a cheap complexing medium of starch was employed for precipitating acicular ferrous oxalate, which on decomposition in nitrogen and subsequent oxidation yielded acicular γ-Fe2O3. On the basis of thermal decomposition in dry and moist nitrogen,dta, xrd, gc and thermodynamic arguments, the mechanism of decomposition was elucidated. New materials obtained by doping γ-Fe2O3 with 1–16 atomic percent magnesiu, cobalt, nickel and copper, were synthesised and characterized.
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