The prospects for using nanomaterials with diameters of <100 nm in numerous applications is being widely researched around the world today.
This article discusses the properties and applications of barium iron oxide nanoparticles. Barium is a Block S, Period 6 element, iron is a Block D, Period 4 element, and oxygen is a Block P, Period 2 element.
The morphology of barium iron oxide nanoparticles is undetermined. Barium iron oxide nanoparticles are graded as harmful especially if swallowed.
The chemical properties of barium iron oxide nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
||Barium [Xe] 6s2
Iron [Ar] 3d6 4s2
Oxygen [He] 2s2 2p4
The physical properties of barium iron oxide nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The main application of barium iron oxide nanoparticles is as a flame retardant in plastics, coatings, fiber and textiles and also in some alloy and catalyst applications.