Synthesis and Characterization of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles, particles of size 10 -9 have a high potential as water, waste water and air pollution treatment. In this research, nanoscale iron particles were synthesized by reduction of Fe2SO4 7 H2O by NaBH4 at low temperature to avoid oxidation during the process. Characterization of the particles based on particle size, material structure, surface morphology and the composition of forming element was done by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectometry (EDS), respectively. Surface area and magnetic character was measured by BET surface area and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM), respectively. Morfological observation showed that structured core-shell of size < 44 nm and shell of size ~ 3 nm with saturated magnetization value ~ 132 emu g‾¹ has been formed.
Ferry Iskandar, Satria Zulkarnaen Bisri, Prof. Mikrajuddin Abdullah, Prof. Khairurrijal and Prof. Kikuo Okuyama
E. S. Yusmartini et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1112, pp. 62-65, 2015