Single-phased spinel-related Ti4+-substituted Li 0.5Fe2.5O4 has been synthesized by heating a mixture of hydrothermally prepared Ti4+-substituted α-Fe 2O3 and Li2CO3 at 850°C (12 h). This temperature is ca. 250-350°C lower than those at which the material is conventionally prepared by the ceramic techniques. X-ray diffraction was used to analyze the evolution of the formation process and, in conjunction with Mössbauer and magnetization measurements, to determine the cation distribution of the resulting ferrite. The results imply that the Ti 4+ ions substitute for Fe3+ ones at the octahedral (B) sites whilst the excess Li+ ions, required for balancing the charge in the spinel-related structure, replace Fe3+ ions at the tetrahedral (A) sites.
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