Low-temperature approach to synthesize iron nitride from amorphous iron
Abbreviated Journal Title
SONOCHEMICAL SYNTHESIS; MAGNETIC-PROPERTIES; METAL NITRIDES; FILMS; GROWTH; NITROGEN; FE16N2; Chemistry, Inorganic & Nuclear
Iron nitride was prepared by a nitridation reaction in NH3 using amorphous iron as precursor. The precursor was prepared at ambient temperature through the process of reducing ferrous sulfate by potassium borohydride, followed by the nitridation at different temperatures. The nitridation reaction occurred at 548 K, and epsilon-Fe2-3N was formed at 573 K. The reaction temperature was much lower than that using crystallized iron because of the characteristics of the amorphous materials. The existence of a small quantity of boron (1.6 wt.%) improved the stability of the amorphous precursor, which guaranteed an amorphous iron precursor at nitriding temperatures in excess of 548 K.
"Low-temperature approach to synthesize iron nitride from amorphous iron" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 428.