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    • X-ray determination of crystallite size and effect of lattice strain on Debye–Waller factors of platinum nano powders

      E Purushotham N Gopi Krishna

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      In the present study, nano platinum particles were produced by ball milling process. The lattice strains in platinum (Pt) powders produced by milling have been analysed by X-ray powder diffraction. The lattice strain (𝜀) and Debye-Waller factor (𝐵) are determined from the half-widths and integrated intensities of the Bragg reflections. In Pt, the Debye–Waller factor is found to increase with lattice strain. From the correlation between the strain and effective Debye–Waller factor, the Debye–Waller factors for zero strain have been estimated for Pt. The variation of energy of vacancy formation as a function of lattice strain has been studied.

    • Effect of particle size and lattice strain on Debye–Waller factors of Fe3C nanoparticles

      E Purushotham N Gopi Krishna

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      Fe3C nanoparticle powders have been prepared by a high energized ball mill. The resulting nano-particle powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) measurements. The high-energy ball milling of Fe3C after 10 h resulted in crystalline size of about 5 nm. The Debye temperature, mean-square amplitudes of vibration, Debye–Waller factor, lattice parameters, particle size, lattice strain and vacancy formation of energies of Fe3C nanoparticles prepared by ball mill have been obtained from X-ray integrated intensities. The integrated intensities have been measured with a Philips CWU 3710 X-ray powder diffractometer fitted with a scintillation counter using filtered CuK𝛼 radiation at room temperature and have been corrected for thermal diffuse scattering. The X-ray Debye temperatures obtained in the present investigation has been used to estimate the vacancy formation energies for Fe3C nanoparticles.

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