Analytical Electron Microscopy Study of Shock Synthesized Zinc Ferrite

  • R. A. Graham
  • M. J. Carr


Mixtures of zinc oxide and hematite were shock loaded to various conditions, some of which resulted in the formation of zinc ferrite. Selected samples of reacted and unreacted mixtures were examined for the presence of zinc ferrite. Shock synthesized ferrite, having the spinel crystal structure, was found to occur as recrystallized regions within a heavily deformed matrix of well mixed reactants. The synthesized ferrite was not stoichiometric, but rather was found to be Zn1−xFe2+xO4, where x=0.09+/-0.02.


Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Zinc Oxide Shock Compression Sandia National Laboratory Zinc Ferrite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Graham
    • 1
  • M. J. Carr
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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