Nanostructured lanthanum-strontium manganites have been synthesized using two different co-precipitation approaches, one in bulk solution, and the other in reverse micelles of CTAB/1-hexanol/1-butanol/water microemulsion. In both cases, precursor cations were precipitated by alkali precipitating agents. The properties of the material synthesized by using these two methods were compared in order to reveal potential advantages of microemulsion-assisted approach. The influence of the annealing conditions on the properties of synthesized manganites was investigated by using X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetric analysis and magnetic measurements.
V. Uskoković, D. Makovec, M. Drofenik, "Synthesis of Lanthanum-Strontium Manganites by a Hydroxide-Precursor Co-Precipitation Method in Solution and in Reverse Micellar Microemulsion ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 494, pp. 155-160, 2005
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