A new combustion route for the synthesis of 𝛾-Fe2O3 is reported by employing purified 𝛼-Fe2O3 as aprecursor in the present investigation. This synthesis which is similar to a self propagation combustion reaction, involves fewer steps, a shorter overall processing time, is a low energy reaction without the need of any explosives, and also the reaction is completed in a single step yielding magnetic iron oxide i.e. 𝛾-Fe2O3. The as synthesized 𝛾-Fe2O3 is characterized employing thermal, XRD, SEM, magnetic hysteresis, and density measurements. The effect of ball-milling on magnetic properties is also presented.
Volume 42 | Issue 5