Project

Studies of diverse nanocrystalline systems by means of integral low-energy electron Mössbauer spectroscopy (ILEEMS) and conventional transmission Mössbauer spectrometry (TMS)

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Condensed matter physics and nanophysics
Keywords
thin iron oxide films carbon nanotubes Mossbauer spectroscopy
 
Project description

Two basis objectives of fundamental research are projected. The first one concerns the structural and magnetic charachteristics of thin (order of 50-500 nm) films of iron oxides, in a first stage of x-Fe2O3. A second main subject is related to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) catalytically grown in Fe-bearing matrices. Here, the focus lies on the thorough characterization of the Fe-containing nanoparticles that are involved in the catalytic process.