Hyperfine Interactions

, 237:127 | Cite as

Iron oxide nanoparticles for plant nutrition? A preliminary Mössbauer study

  • Z. Homonnay
  • Gy. Tolnai
  • F. Fodor
  • Á. Solti
  • K. Kovács
  • E. Kuzmann
  • A. Ábrahám
  • E. Gy. Szabó
  • P. Németh
  • L. Szabó
  • Z. Klencsár
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (MECAME 2016), Cavtat, Croatia, 31 May-3 June 2016


One of the most important micronutrients for plants is iron. We have prepared iron(III) oxyhydroxide and magnetite nanoparticles with the aim to use them as possible nutrition source for plants. The iron(III)-oxide/oxyhydroxide nanoparticles prepared under our experimental conditions as colloidal suspensions proved to be 6-line ferrihydrite nanoparticles as verified by XRD, TEM/SAED and Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements. 57Fe Mössbauer spectra of magnetite nanoparticles prepared under different preparation conditions could be analyzed on the basis of a common model based on the superposition of four sextet components displaying Gaussian-shaped hyperfine magnetic field distributions.


Plant nutrition 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy Magnetite Ferrihydrite Nanoparticles 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryEötvösLoránd UniversityBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Institute of Materials and Environmental ChemistryResearch Centre for Natural SciencesBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Institute of BiologyEötvösLoránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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