Characterization of nanoscale oxide and oxyhydroxide powders using EXAFS spectroscopy

John G. Darab, John Linehan, Y. Ma, D. W. Matson

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Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy has been used to determine the structural environment local to iron(III) and zirconium(IV) cations in respectively, nanoscale iron oxyhydroxide and nanoscale zirconium oxide powders. The iron oxyhydroxide powder, produced by the modified reverse micelle (MRM) technology, was found to have a short-range structure most similar to that of geothite (α-FeOOH). The short-range structure of the zirconium oxide powder, produced using the rapid thermal decomposition of solutes (RTDS) technology, was found to be a mixture of monoclinic zirconia and cubic zirconia environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558992030
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventMaterials Research Society Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 12 1993Apr 15 1993


OtherMaterials Research Society Spring Meeting
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Darab, J. G., Linehan, J., Ma, Y., & Matson, D. W. (1993). Characterization of nanoscale oxide and oxyhydroxide powders using EXAFS spectroscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 307, pp. 9-14). Publ by Materials Research Society.