Insights on Growth and Nanoscopic Investigation of Uncommon Iron Oxide Polymorphs (pages 5454–5461)
Giorgio Carraro, Chiara Maccato, Elza Bontempi, Alberto Gasparotto, Oleg I. Lebedev, Stuart Turner, Laura E. Depero, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Davide Barreca
Version of Record online: 19 SEP 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201300873
We have developed an efficient vapor-phase preparation method to selectively produce the scarcely investigated β- and ϵ-Fe2O3 nanostructured polymorphs. A detailed characterization highlights the crucial role of the growth temperature and reaction atmosphere (O2 versus O2 + H2O) in tailoring the compositional, structural, and morphological properties of the system.