Manganese Zinc Iron Oxide / Manganese Zinc Ferrite Nanoparticles - Properties, Applications

Topics Covered

Introduction
Chemical Properties
Physical Properties
Thermal Properties
Applications

Introduction

The potential for nanoparticles in biological, chemical, and industrial areas is infinite. Researchers are constantly working on finding new applications of nanoparticles.

This article discusses the properties and applications of manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles. Manganese is a Block D, Period 4 element, zinc is a Block D, Period 4 element, iron is a Block D, Period 4 element, and oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.

Manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles have a spinel structure and a high surface area, and they appear in a black powder form.

Chemical Properties

The chemical properties of manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.

Chemical Data
Chemical symbol Mg0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4
CAS No. 1309-48-4
Group Manganese 7
Zinc
Iron 8
Oxygen 16
Electronic configuration Manganese [Ar] 3d54s2
Iron [Ar] 3d64s2
Zinc [Ar] 3d10 4s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
Chemical Composition
Element Content (%)
Manganese 11.6
Zinc 13.8
Iron 47.4
Oxygen 27.2

Physical Properties

The physical properties of manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles are given in the following table.

Properties Metric Imperial
Density 3.6 g/cm3 0.130 lb/in3
Molar mass 40.30 g/mol -

Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles are provided in the table below.

Properties Metric Imperial
Melting point 2830 °C 5126°F
Boiling point 3600 °C 6512°F

Applications

The key applications of manganese zinc iron oxide nanoparticles are as anti-microbial, antibiotic and anti-fungal agents when added in bandages, nanofibers, nanowires, coatings, plastics, alloys and textiles. They can also be used in power electronics and RF components.

Source: AZoNano

 

Date Added: Apr 12, 2013 | Updated: Jul 19, 2013
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