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|Title:||<span style="font-size:13.0pt;font-family: "Times New Roman";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-bidi-font-family: Mangal;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language: HI" lang="EN-GB">Effect of glycine concentration on the properties of LaCoO<sub>3</sub> perovskite prepared by the glycine-nitrate process</span>|
|Authors:||Kondakindi, Rajender R|
|Abstract:||LaCoO<sub>3</sub> nanocrystals have been prepared by the glycine-nitrate process. The effect of glycine content in the synthesis solution on various properties of LaCoO<sub>3</sub> has been studied in the glycine-to-nitrate molar ratio between 0.75 and 2.0. The samples are characterized by X-ray diffraction for phase purity and particle size, by transmission electron microscopy for particle size, by BET for surface area and by temperature-programmed reduction for reducibility of Co<sup>n+</sup>. XRD reflections show the presence of impurities in the as-prepared samples while only rhombohedral phase could be identified in the samples after calcination at 700 <span style="font-family:Symbol;mso-ascii-font-family: " times="" new="" roman";mso-hansi-font-family:"times="" roman";mso-char-type:symbol;="" mso-symbol-font-family:symbol"="" lang="EN-GB">°C. For all the glycine-to-nitrate ratios tested, the particle size estimated from XRD data ranges from 58-69 nm, which are systematically lower than those determined by BET which ranged from 97-118 nm. TPR profiles of the samples show two major peaks; one due to the reduction of Co<sup>3+</sup> to Co<sup>2+</sup> and the other due to the reduction of Co<sup>2+</sup> to Co<sup>0</sup>. The samples prepared under fuel-deficient and fuel-rich conditions show higher reducibility as compared to that of the sample prepared under stoichiometric conditions. </span>|
|Appears in Collections:||IJC-A Vol.51A(07) [July 2012]|
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