The influence of mechanical milling and subsequent calcination on the formation of lithium ferrites

H. M. Widatallah, F. J. Berry

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The influence of ball milling and subsequent calcination of a 2.5:1 molar mixture of α-Fe2O3 and Li2CO3 on the formation of lithium ferrites has been investigated. Premilling was found to considerably lower the temperature at which the lithium ferrites LiFeO2 and LiFe5O8 are formed. A β-to-α-phase transition in LiFe5O8 was found to take place on cooling from ca. 1000°C depending on the milling history and cooling regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-236
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Solid State Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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