Preparation and Characterisation of Nickel Nanoparticles
Nickel (Ni) nano particles have been prepared by high-energy ball milling process. The milled powder has been characterized by X-ray diffraction and Transmission Electron Microscopy measurements. The lattice strain in nickel (Ni) nanopowder produced by milling has been analyzed by X-ray powder diffraction. The lattice strain (ε) and Debye-Waller factor (B) have been determined from the half-widths and integrated intensities of the Bragg reflections. Debye-Waller factor is found to increase with the lattice strain. From the correlation between the strain and effective Debye-Waller factor, Debye-Waller factors for zero strain have been estimated for Ni. The variation of energy of vacancy formation, as a function of lattice strain has been studied.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2014
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