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Introduction Spinels are an important class of material due to their catalytic and magnetic properties. Ferrites are manufactured for their magnetic properties, in particular, for their high frequency response in high frequency

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garnets and spinels. Many rare earth aluminate garnets are used as laser host when doped with Nd(III) or Yb(III) and also as scintillators and phosphors. Upon doping, interesting properties have been observed. Eu 2+ , R 3+ -doping for example, brings

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Soon after the discovery of the Mössbauer effect, studies were performed on spinels containing various transition metal ions (mostly Fe2+). This method proved very useful for investigating the local symmetry at transition metal ions. In spite of the numerous results, the correct interpretation of the complex quadrupole split spectra is still not given for numerous spinel structures. Since spectra of different shapes were measured for FeAl2O4 and FeCr2O4 by different authors, we performed new measurements on these spinels. The results on FeAl2O4 showed that the statistical distribution of another kind of ions in the positions A may influence the electric field gradient at the Fe2+ ions in the tetrahedral interstices. In FeCr2O4 and in the mixed Fe0.5Mg0.5Cr2O4, the electric field gradient exists at the Fe2+ ions at room temperature indicating that the degeneracy of the orbital doublet of the Fe2+ is removed.

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Introduction Magnetic nanoparticles of spinel ferrites are of great importance not only for its application potential but also for fundamental research [ 1 – 4 ]. Understanding the structure and size dependent properties is the

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hydrocarbons [ 17 – 22 ] and unsaturated aldehydes [ 12 , 23 – 25 ], water–gas shift reaction [ 26 ], and many other processes [ 27 , 28 ] where the optimal carriers for platinum are a major issue. Magnesium aluminate spinel (MgAl 2 O 4 ) is a favorable

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Introduction In the recent years, research has been carried out on mixed oxides of transition metals, of the type A II B 2 III O 4 with spinel structure, which are active and thermally stable. In addition to this, there is

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Introduction Four-phase spinel peridotite xenoliths occurring in alkaline basaltic rocks provide direct information about the conditions prevailing in the shallow subcontinental and oceanic lithospheric mantles. Peridotite

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crystallizes in cubic system, has a spinel structure, and has a low Curie temperature. The ternary metal oxide spinel has potential catalytic and chemical sensing applications [ 3 – 6 ]. Unlike ferrites, the chromite spinels have no B-site Fe 3+ . Still, these

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The novel two-step synthesis method decreasing the calcining temperature necessary for formation of spinel lattice and as well for reaching of bright and clear hue of the pigments prepared were investigated. This work aims to utilization of DTA for synthesis monitoring. Influence of raw materials and temperature of calcination on color properties were observed. The characterization of the samples was performed by X-ray diffraction and colorimetry in the CIE L*a*b* system. It was proved that the black spinel pigment Cu2.3Mn2.8Cr4.9Ox can be prepared at finally temperature 700C as one-phase system with high quality black hue.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Authors: C. Santos, B. Capistrano, F. Vieira, M. Santos, S. Lima, E. Longo, C. Paskocimas, A. Souza, L. Soledade, and I. Santos

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In this work, spinels with the general formula Zn2−xCoxTiO4 were synthesized by the polymeric precursor method and thermally treated at 1,000 °C. The powder precursors were characterized by TG/DTA. A decrease in the DTA peak temperature with the amount of zinc was observed. After the thermal treatment, the characterizations were performed by XRD, IR, colorimetry and UV/VIS spectroscopy. The XRD patterns of all the samples showed the presence of the spinel phase. Infrared spectroscopy showed the presence of ester complexes for Zn2TiO4 after thermal treatment at 500 °C, which disappeared after cobalt addition, indicating that organic material elimination was favored.

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