A facile approach for the synthesis of stable amorphous nanoscale zero-valent iron particles

Zhu, Shi-Ni, Liu, Guo-hua, Hui, K. S. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-7587, Ye, Zhengfang and Hui, K. N. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7089-7587 (2014) A facile approach for the synthesis of stable amorphous nanoscale zero-valent iron particles. Electronic Materials Letters, 10 (1). pp. 143-146. ISSN 1738-8090

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Conventional methods for the preparation and stabilization of amorphous nanoscale zero-valent iron (NZVI) particles are complicated and costly. In this study, a facile and economic approach for synthesizing stable NZVI without the requirement of vacuum condition was explored. NZVI particles were simultaneously prepared and stabilized in non-deoxygenated aqueous solutions. Scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive xray microanalysis (EDX), and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy results showed that the as-prepared Fe0 were uniform spherical particles with a diameter ranging from 50 nm to 100 nm and a ∼5 nm thick oxide shell. The x-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns indicated that the main component of the particles was amorphous Fe0. As confirmed via EDX and XRD analyses, the Fe0 content in the stabilized NZVI particles was hardly changed after six months of storage in dry atmosphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: facile approach,nanoscale zero-valent iron,stabilization
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Energy Materials Laboratory
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 01:35
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/60659
DOI: 10.1007/s13391-013-2123-5

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