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Albumen-mediated Green Synthesis of ZnFe2O4 Nanoparticles and Their Physico-Chemical Properties

P. Aji Udhayaa,b, M. Meenac, M. Abila Jeba Queena, M. Mary Freedaa

and  T. Regin Das d

a Department of Physics, Holy Cross College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelvel-627012, India.

b Research Scholar, Reg. No. 18123152132038, Department of Physics, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelvel-627012, India.

c Department of Physics, S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil, Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelvel-627012, India.

d Department of Physics, Lekshmipuram Arts and Science College, Neyyoor, Nagercoil, India.

Corresponding Author: P. Aji Udhaya                               Email: ajiudhaya@gmail.com

Doi: https://doi.org/10.47011/14.5.6

Cited by : Jordan J. Phys., 14 (5) (2021) 445-449

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Received on: 01/05/2020;                              Accepted on: 15/9/2020

Abstract: Spinel ferrites with general formula AB2O4 possess charming magnetic and electrical properties owing to their thermal and chemical steadfastness. Spinel zinc ferrite (ZnFe2O4) nanoparticles have attracted massive attention due to their unusual amalgamation of properties, especially magnetic properties, where these properties are equipped as suitable candidates in the field of electronics. Here, a simple self-combustion technique is made with the assistance of albumen to synthesize nanocrystalline zinc ferrite (ZnFe2O4) particles. The egg white (albumen) that is used in the synthesis process plays the fuel role in the process of combustion. The results of the powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) suggested that the synthesized nanoparticles are of single phase and show spinel structure. The photoluminescence studies reported a doublet peak at around 360-380 nm. The functional groups present in the synthesized nanoparticles were revealed from FTIR data. EDX findings give an account of the percentage composition of the elements Fe, Zn and O present in the synthesized sample. High-resolution Scanning Microscope (HRSEM) reveals the agglomerated coalescence nature of ferrite nanoparticles.

Keywords: Ferrite, PXRD, FTIR, HRSEM, EDX Albumen.

 

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