Pulsed plasma chemical synthesis of Fe2O3@TiO2 core–shell nanocomposites

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Abstract

The Letter presents the results of the experimental investigation on the synthesis of core–shell structured nanocomposites. Iron oxide, which served as a nucleus in the composite, was synthesised using the plasma dynamic method. The composite shell was titanium oxide produced by the pulsed plasma chemical method. Average sizes of nanoparticles were estimated between 50 and 150 nm in the Fe2O3@TiO2 core–shell structured composite nanoparticles using TEM. A distinctive feature of the morphology of the synthesised Fe2O3@TiO2 core–shell is that the core entirely encapsulates clusters of titanium oxide nanoparticles. The wall thickness of the coating is 5–10 nm. The spectral dependence of the absorption coefficient α(hν) was calculated for the Fe2O3@TiO2 composite. The interband absorption parameters are determined in the energy intervals Δ′(hν) upon approximation of the absorption spectra. The bandgap for indirect and direct allowed transitions is 1.36 and 1.97 eV for E′′g and Eg, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-712
Number of pages4
JournalMicro and Nano Letters
Volume15
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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