Highly ordered Ge-incorporated akaganeite (β-FeOOH): A tunnel-type nanorod

Yungoo Song, Bui Hoang Bac, Young Boo Lee, Myung Hun Kim, Il Mo Kang

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A highly ordered Ge-incorporated akaganeite with the atomic ratio of Ge/Fe = 0.14 and Cl/Fe = 0.11 was firstly synthesized through hydrolysis and acidification of a mixed solution of FeCl3·6H2O and TEOGe (Ge(OC2H5)4) under the α-Fe 2O3 synthesis conditions. The newly synthesized Ge-akaganeite shows a monodisperse nanorod with 15-17 nm in width and ∼200 nm in length, the distinctly enhanced structural ordering and stability, and substantial differences in crystallographic and magnetic features. Here we propose a hypothetical akaganeite model with Ge occupying the tunnel sites as Ge(OH)40 based on crystallographic and chemical analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 7

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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