Rietveld Refinement of Nanocrystalline LiFeO2 Synthesized by Sol-Gel Method and Its Structural and Magnetic Properties

Abstract

Nanocrystalline lithium iron oxide LiFeO2 was synthesized using sol-gel method. Rietveld analysis was performed to confirm the different phases associated in the formation of LiFeO2. Quantitative Rietveld refinement revealed that sample contains: 39.9 wt% of cubic α – LiFeO2 phase, 58.5 wt% of monoclinic β - LiFeO2 and tetragonal 1.7 wt%. of γ - LiFeO2. The nanocrystalline nature of the prepared samples was confirmed by SEM analysis. The magnetic properties of LiFeO2 showed ferromagnetic property at room temperature.

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K. Kumar, A. Sangeetha, A. Raghavender, Z. Skoko and G. Kumar, "Rietveld Refinement of Nanocrystalline LiFeO2 Synthesized by Sol-Gel Method and Its Structural and Magnetic Properties," Journal of Crystallization Process and Technology, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 152-155. doi: 10.4236/jcpt.2012.24022.

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