NANOSYSTEMS: PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, MATHEMATICS, 2014, 5 (5), P. 703–708
FORMATION MECHANISM OF YFeO3 NANOPARTICLES UNDER THE HYDROTHERMAL CONDITIONS
V. I. Popkov – Saint Petersburg State Technological Institute (Technical University), Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; email@example.com
O.V. Almjasheva – Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University ‘LETI’, Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia; firstname.lastname@example.org
Yttrium orthoferrite nanocrystals with an average crystallite size of 55 – 60 nm have been obtained under hydrothermal conditions. The influence of the hydrothermal synthesis temperature on the structure and crystallite size has been investigated. Mechanism of the YFeO3 formation under the hydrothermal conditions has been proposed.
Keywords: yttrium orthoferrite, YFeO3, hydrothermal synthesis, phase formation, formation mechanism.