Ultrafine subdomain particles of NiFe2O4, Ni 0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4, and CoFe 2O4 were prepared under mild hydrothermal conditions by precipitating from metal nitrates. Magnetic and Mössbauer effect measurements revealed the superparamagnetic nature of these ferrite particles. The crystallite sizes were in the range 5.0-20.0 nm with a very narrow particle size distribution. The magnetic properties and Mössbauer hyperfine parameters of these subdomain ferrite particles are somewhat different from those reported for multidomain bulk materials. The hydrothermal ferrite powders were found to sinter to almost theoretical density with little or no intergranular porosity.
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