Optimizing the process of plasma dynamic synthesis for increasing the yield and purity of ϵ-Fe2O3 phase

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Various crystalline modifications of iron oxide are widely used in different fields of science and technology, however, a special attention has recently been paid to the synthesis of the epsilon phase ϵ-Fe2O3. The existing problems connected with the synthesis and production of this phase in the form of a dispersed powdered product significantly limit the possibilities of its application and studying the properties. In this regard, the search and development of high-performance method for the synthesis of the ϵ-Fe2O3 phase is an urgent task. In this paper, the possibility of optimizing the well-known method of plasma dynamic synthesis for obtaining products with a high content of the ϵ-Fe2O3 phase was studied. The influence of the power supply pulse duration on the energy parameters of the synthesis process and the characteristics of the powdered products were studied in detail. It was established that an increase in the pulse duration due to the introduction of an additional inductance into the discharge circuit while simultaneously maintaining the magnitude of the arc discharge current at a level of 120 kA allows obtaining a product with the epsilon phase content of ∼ 65 wt.%.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012128
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 Nov 2019
Event14th International Conference on Gas Discharge Plasmas and Their Applications, GDP 2019 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 15 Sep 201921 Sep 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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