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Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp 189–194 | Cite as

Synthesis of ultrafine MgFe2O4 nanofibers via electrospining using sol–gel precursor

  • J. Chandradass
  • Hern Kim
  • Francis W. Y. Momade
Original Paper

Abstract

In the present study, MgFe2O4 nanofibers with smaller diameter have been successfully fabricated via electrospinning utilizing sol–gel precursor. The single phase of spinel ferrite was obtained at 700 °C. Different PVP concentrations were used and the results show that PVP concentration had played important role in the formation, uniformity, homogeneity and particularly in the reduction of nanofibers diameter. The average diameter of the nanofibers prepared with PVP concentration (6.3, 7.6, and 8.9 wt%) and calcined at 700 °C were 70 ± 7.6, 86 ± 11 and 113 ± 13 nm respectively.

Keywords

Electrospinning Nanofiber MgFe2O4 Sintering Electron microscopy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research work was supported by International Research & Development Program (2011-0030906) and by Priority Research Centers Program (2012-0006693) through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Korea.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Chandradass
    • 1
  • Hern Kim
    • 2
  • Francis W. Y. Momade
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for NanotechnologyPRIST UniversityTrichy campusIndia
  2. 2.Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy, Energy and Environment Fusion Technology CenterMyongji UniversityKyonggi-doRepublic of Korea
  3. 3.Department of Materials EngineeringKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)KumasiGhana

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