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Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A

A Journal of Physical Sciences

Editor-in-Chief: Holthaus, Martin

Editorial Board: Fetecau, Corina / Kiefer, Claus

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Volume 47, Issue 10


Surface Structure of Nanometer-Sized Zinc Ferrite Particles by the Anomalous X-ray Scattering (AXS) Method

Eiichiro Matsubara / Kaneharu Okuda / Yoshio Waseda / Toshihiko Saito
  • Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Engineering University, 1404-1 Katakura-cho, Hachioji, Tokyo, 192 Japan
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Published Online: 2014-06-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1992-1003


The atomic structure of nanometer-sized zinc ferrite particles has been studied with the anomalous x-ray scattering (AXS) method as well as the ordinary x-ray diffraction. The analysis of the peak broadening indicated that little microstrain exists in these nanometer-sized particles, and the average size of the particles is estimated to be 4 nm. Since the ratio of atoms located on the surface increases extremely in such fine particles, the contribution of these surface atoms to the x-ray scattering intensity was evaluated. The interference function Qi (Q) for the surface atoms appears to be similar to that of the zinc-ferrite glass. The experimental intensity is successfully explained by using a simple particle model consisting of the about 0.2 nm thick surface layer having a glass-like structure and the internal atoms having the ferrite crystalline structure.

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Received: 1992-07-17

Published Online: 2014-06-02

Published in Print: 1992-10-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, Volume 47, Issue 10, Pages 1023–1028, ISSN (Online) 1865-7109, ISSN (Print) 0932-0784, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zna-1992-1003.

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