The effect of fuel to nitrates ratio on the properties of FeCr2O4 nanopowders

Tholkappiyan Ramachandran, Fathalla Hamed

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The solution combustion of spinel type FeCr2O4 nanopowders via different ratios of fuel to stating metal nitrates was investigated. The synthesized FeCr2O4 nanopowders were deemed to be single phase spinel type material based on powder X-ray diffraction, FTIR and EDS studies. The properties of synthesized FeCr2O4 nanopowders such as morphology, porosity, elemental composition, crystallite size, strain and lattice deformations, magnetic moment, and coercivity were influenced by the amount of the fuel used in the combustion process. FeCr2O4 nanopowders with different morphologies, porosities, structural, and magnetic properties could be prepared in a single procedure on a hotplate magnetic stirrer without the need for high temperature furnaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-114
Number of pages11
JournalMaterials Research Bulletin
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017


  • Fuel to oxidizer ratio
  • Iron chromite
  • Optical and magnetic property
  • Solution combustion method
  • Spinel nanopowders
  • X−ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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