Synthesis of Ultrafine Grain Ferrites Academic Article uri icon


  • Methoxides of nickel(II) and iron(III) were synthesized, mixed in the ratio to form NiFe2O4, aerosolized, hydrated, and then fired in a streamline tubular reactor. Submicrometersized spherical particles were obtained from pyrolysis at temperatures up to 570°. At 425°, the sudden loss of volatiles shattered the particles to much smaller spheres (with 30% less than 0.1 μm) giving a remarkable increase in surface area. Pyrolysis up to 570° caused a gradual increase in the powder density toward that of NiFe2O4. Heating the aerosol product up to just 600° with a heating rate of 5°/min yielded pure crystalline nickel ferrite. Copyright © 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

author list (cited authors)

  • Clearfield, A., Gadalla, A. M., Marlow, W. H., & Livingston, T. W.

citation count

  • 17

publication date

  • October 1989