Ultrafine BaFe12O19 powder has been synthesised by a novel mechanochemical preparation method. Mechanical milling of 1.2BaCl(2) + 12FeCl(3) + 38.4NaOH led to a mixture of NaCl and iron and barium hydroxide or oxide-hydroxide. The formation of BaFe12O19 required annealing at 800 degrees C in air. A significant reduction of particle size was achieved by dilution with NaCl. High coercivity values above 5 kOe were measured for BaFe12O19 platelets of 20-100 nm in diameter and 10-20 nm thick. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Ding, J., Tsuzuki, T., & Mccormick, P. (1998). Ultrafine BaFe12O19 powder synthesised by mechanochemical processing. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 177-181, 931-932. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0304-8853(97)00858-5