• R S Ningthoujam

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    • Reduction mechanism of Ni2+ into Ni nanoparticles prepared from different precursors: Magnetic studies

      R S Ningthoujam N S Gajbhiye Sachil Sharma

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      The reduction mechanism of Ni2+ into Ni particles using different precursors such as NiCl2 solution, NiO powder and Ni[(NH3)6]Cl2 complex has been established. Different particle sizes can be designed from these precursors. The smallest crystallite size (12 nm) can be obtained from Ni[(NH3)6]Cl2 complex in the presence of the stabilizing ligand (oleic acid). The field-cooled (FC) and zero-field-cooled (ZFC) magnetization of Ni particles obtained from Ni[(NH3)6]Cl2 complex in the temperature range 5–300 K established the ferromagnetic interaction up to 300 K. The magnetization values at three different temperatures 5, 70 and 300 K are 50.2, 49.5 and 45.5 Oe respectively at $3 \times 10^{4}$ Oe applied field and such values are less than that of the bulk value. The Curie temperature $(T_{c})$ decreases slightly with the decrease of particle size. This study will provide guidance in the preparation of metal nanoparticles from different precursors.

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