Marcin Krajewski, Ph.D., Eng.

Department of Mechanics of Materials (ZMM)
Division of Advanced Composite Materials (PZMK)
position: assistant
telephone: (+48) 22 826 12 81 ext.: 456
room: 144
e-mail: mkraj

Doctoral thesis
2016-09-19Właściwości strukturalne i magnetyczne nanodrutów żelazowych, nanocząstek żelazowych oraz wielościennych nanorurek węglowych pokrytych tlenkami żelaza 
supervisor -- Prof. Dariusz Wasik, Ph.D., Dr. Habil., UW
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Recent publications
1.Krajewski M., Lee P.H., Wu S.H., Brzózka K., Małolepszy A., Stobiński L., Tokarczyk M., Kowalski G., Wąsik D., Nanocomposite composed of multiwall carbon nanotubes covered by hematite nanoparticles as anode material for Li-ion batteries, Electrochimica Acta, ISSN: 0013-4686, DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.01.051, Vol.228, pp.82-90, 2017
Abstract:

This work describes the detailed studies performed on the nanocomposite composed of chemically-modified multiwall carbon nanotubes covered by hematite nanoparticles which diameters vary from 10 nm to 70 nm. This nanomaterial was fabricated in two-steps facile chemical synthesis and was characterized with the use of several experimental techniques, such as: thermogravimetric analysis, differential thermal analysis, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy in order to determine its structure precisely. Moreover, the investigated nanocomposite was tested as an anode material of Li-ion batteries. Its cycling performance was stable during 40 cycles, while its capacity was retained at the level of 330 and 230 mAh/g at the discharge/charge rate of 25 and 200 mA/g, respectively.

Keywords:

anode material, hematite, Li-ion battery, multiwall carbon nanotube, nanocomposite

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-IPPT PAN
Lee P.H.-Tatung University (TW)
Wu S.H.-Tatung University (TW)
Brzózka K.-University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (PL)
Małolepszy A.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Stobiński L.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Tokarczyk M.-other affiliation
Kowalski G.-other affiliation
Wąsik D.-other affiliation
2.Krajewski M., Magnetic-field-induced synthesis of magnetic wire-like micro- and nanostructures, NANOSCALE, ISSN: 2040-3364, DOI: 10.1039/c7nr05823c, Vol.9, No.43, pp.16511-16545, 2017
Abstract:

A lot of physical and chemical preparation methods of one-dimensional (1D) structures are known today. Most of them use highly advanced technology or quite complex chemical reagents. This results in their high costs and difficulties with their implementation to a large industrial scale. Hence, new, facile and inexpensive approaches are still sought. One alternative to wire-like structure production is based on the chemical reduction reactions combined with an external magnetic field, which acts as an independent synthesis parameter. This approach is commonly called magnetic-field-assisted (MFA) synthesis or magnetic-field-induced (MFI) synthesis. As usual, this manufacturing strategy comprises both drawbacks and advantages, which are introduced in this review. Moreover, this work shows that MFI synthesis depends on several synthesis parameters including the strength of the applied magnetic field, reaction temperature, pH value of the reaction environment, chemical composition of the precursor solution, reaction time, and also the presence of surfactants, complexing agents, nucleating agents, initiators as well as organic solvents. All of them have an impact on the morphology and dimensions of wire-like materials and their chemical, physical and mechanical properties. Finally, the opportunities and challenges associated with the magnetic-assisted fabrication of wire-like structures are widely discussed in this review

Keywords:

magnetic-field-induced synthesis, nanowire, microwire, nanochain, nanostructure, one-dimensional nanostructures

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-IPPT PAN
3.Brzózka K., Krajewski M., Małolepszy A., Stobiński L., Szumiata T., Górka B., Gawroński M., Wasik D., Phase Analysis of Magnetic Inclusions in Nanomaterials Based on Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, ISSN: 0587-4246, DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.863, Vol.131, No.4, pp.863-865, 2017
Abstract:

Functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes as well as nanocomposite based on that material covered by nanoparticles composed of iron oxides were the subject of investigations. In order to identify all iron-bearing phases including those reported on the base of previous X-ray diffraction measurements, the transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy was utilized. The experiments were carried out both at room temperature and also at low temperatures. It was stated that in the investigated nanotubes some impurities were present, originating from the catalyst remains, in form of Fe–C and -Fe nanoparticles. The Mössbauer spectra collected for the nanocomposite showed a complex shape characteristic of temperature relaxations. The following subspectra related to iron-based phases were identified: sextet attributed to hematite, with hyperfine magnetic field reduced due to the temperature relaxations, sextet corresponding to iron carbide as well as two doublets linked to superparamagnetic hematite and ferrihydrites.

Keywords:

Mossbauer spectroscopy, multiwall carbon nanotubes, phase transition

Affiliations:
Brzózka K.-University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (PL)
Krajewski M.-IPPT PAN
Małolepszy A.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Stobiński L.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Szumiata T.-other affiliation
Górka B.-other affiliation
Gawroński M.-other affiliation
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
4.Krajewski M., Brzózka K., Lin W.S., Lin H.M., Tokarczyk M., Borysiuk J., Kowalski G., Wasik D., High temperature oxidation of iron–iron oxide core–shell nanowires composed of iron nanoparticles, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, ISSN: 1463-9076, DOI: 10.1039/c5cp07569f, Vol.18, pp.3900-3909, 2016
Abstract:

This work describes an oxidation process of iron–iron oxide core–shell nanowires at temperatures between 100°C and 800°C. The studied nanomaterial was synthesized through a simple chemical reduction of iron trichloride in an external magnetic field under a constant flow of argon. The electron microscopy investigations allowed determining that the as-prepared nanowires were composed of self-assembled iron nanoparticles which were covered by a 3 nm thick oxide shell and separated from each other by a thin interface layer. Both these layers exhibited an amorphous or highly-disordered character which was traced by means of transmission electron microscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy. The thermal oxidation was carried out under a constant flow of argon which contained the traces of oxygen. The first stage of process was related to slow transformations of amorphous Fe and amorphous iron oxides into crystalline phases and disappearance of interfaces between iron nanoparticles forming the studied nanomaterial (range: 25–300°C). After that, the crystalline iron core and iron oxide shell became oxidized and signals for different compositions of iron oxide sheath were observed (range: 300–800°C) using X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy and Mössbauer spectroscopy. According to the thermal gravimetric analysis, the nanowires heated up to 800°C under argon atmosphere gained 37% of mass with respect to their initial weight. The structure of the studied nanomaterial oxidized at 800°C was mainly composed of α-Fe2O3 (∼93%). Moreover, iron nanowires treated above 600°C lost their wire-like shape due to their shrinkage and collapse caused by the void coalescence.

Keywords:

annealing, core-shell nanostructure, iron nanoparticles, iron nanowires, oxidation, thermal treatment

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Brzózka K.-University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (PL)
Lin W.S.-Tatung University (TW)
Lin H.M.-Tatung University (TW)
Tokarczyk M.-other affiliation
Borysiuk J.-University of Warsaw (PL)
Kowalski G.-other affiliation
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
5.Krajewski M., Gołasa K., Wasik D., Influence of Iron Nanowires Oxidation on Their Semiconducting Properties, ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A, ISSN: 0587-4246, DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.129.A-135, Vol.129, No.1-A, pp.A-135-137, 2016
Abstract:

The main aim of this work was to study the impact of thermal annealing on the structure of iron oxide shell covering iron nanowires in relation to their semiconducting properties. Studied nanomaterial has been produced via a simple chemical reduction in an external magnetic field and then it has been thermally-treated at 400oC, 600oC and also 800oC in a slightly oxidizing argon atmosphere. Annealed iron nanowires have been characterized by means of the Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence in order to study the structure of iron oxide shell and its influence on semiconducting properties of the whole nanostructure. According to obtained experimental results, the composition of iron oxide shell covering the studied nanomaterial is changing with annealing temperature. The thermal treatment at 400oC leads to oxidation of iron coming from the core of nanomaterial and formation of a mixture of Fe3O4 and a-Fe2O3 on the surfaces of nanowires, while annealing at higher temperatures results in further oxidation of iron as well as the phase transformation of previously created Fe3O4 into the most thermo-dynamically stable form of iron oxide at ambient conditions — a-Fe2O3. This oxide has a major impact on the semiconducting properties of studied nanomaterial. Thereby, the measurements of photoluminescence enabled to estimate the bandgap of bulk and surface layer at about 1.8 eV and 2.1 eV, respectively.

Keywords:

nanowires, structure, optical properties, semiconductor nanostructures, micro- and nano-oxidation

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Gołasa K.-other affiliation
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
6.Krajewski M., Lin W.S., Lin H.M., Brzózka K., Lewińska S., Nedelko N., Ślawska-Waniewska A., Borysiuk J., Wasik D., Structural and magnetic properties of iron nanowires and iron nanoparticles fabricated through a reduction reaction, Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, ISSN: 2190-4286, DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.167, Vol.6, pp.1652-1660, 2015
Abstract:

The main goal of this work is to study the structural and magnetic properties of iron nanowires and iron nanoparticles, which have been fabricated in almost the same processes. The only difference in the synthesis is an application of an external magnetic field in order to form the iron nanowires. Both nanomaterials have been examined by means of transmission electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, X-ray diffractometry and Mössbauer spectrometry to determine their structures. Structural investigations confirm that obtained iron nanowires as well as nanoparticles reveal core–shell structures and they are composed of crystalline iron cores that are covered by amorphous or highly defected phases of iron and iron oxides. Magnetic properties have been measured using a vibrating sample magnetometer. The obtained values of coercivity, remanent magnetization, saturation magnetization as well as Curie temperature differ for both studied nanostructures. Higher values of magnetizations are observed for iron nanowires. At the same time, coercivity and Curie temperature are higher for iron nanoparticles.

Keywords:

iron nanoparticles, iron nanostructures, iron nanowires, magnetic properties, structural properties

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Lin W.S.-Tatung University (TW)
Lin H.M.-Tatung University (TW)
Brzózka K.-University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (PL)
Lewińska S.-other affiliation
Nedelko N.-Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)
Ślawska-Waniewska A.-other affiliation
Borysiuk J.-University of Warsaw (PL)
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
7.Krajewski M., Lin W.S., Lin H.M., Tokarczyk M., Lewińska S., Nedelko N., Ślawska-Waniewska A., Kowalski G., Borysiuk J., Wasik D., High temperature annealing of iron nanowires, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI (A) APPLICATIONS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, ISSN: 1862-6300, DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201431843, Vol.212, No.4, pp.862-866, 2015
Abstract:

This work presents the results of high temperature annealing of iron nanowires at five different temperatures (ranging 200–800 °C) in the slightly oxidative atmosphere. Investigated nanomaterial was prepared in simple chemical reduction process from aqueous solution of iron trichloride placed in external magnetic field. Experimental results allowed determining how magnetic properties of as-prepared as well as annealed iron nanowires change in respect to their structures. They also delivered information about phase transitions occurred in as-prepared sample under thermal treatment.

Keywords:

annealing, iron, magnetic properties, nanowires

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Lin W.S.-Tatung University (TW)
Lin H.M.-Tatung University (TW)
Tokarczyk M.-other affiliation
Lewińska S.-other affiliation
Nedelko N.-Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (PL)
Ślawska-Waniewska A.-other affiliation
Kowalski G.-other affiliation
Borysiuk J.-University of Warsaw (PL)
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
8.Krajewski M., Małolepszy A., Stobiński L., Lewińska S., Ślawska-Waniewska A., Tokarczyk M., Kowalski G., Borysiuk J., Wasik D., Preparation and Characterization of Hematite-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Nanocomposite, Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, ISSN: 1557-1939, DOI: 10.1007/s10948-014-2794-7, Vol.28, No.3, pp.901-904, 2015
Abstract:

The aim of this work is to study the preparation and characterization of a new nanocomposite which consists of chemically-modified multiwall carbon nanotubes covered by randomly-deposited nanoparticles of hematite. The morphology, structural and physical properties of the investigated nanomaterial were determined by means of transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and vibrating sample magnetometry at ambient conditions. The presence of residual catalyst nanospheres inside multiwall carbon nanotubes was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy. The signal coming from this contamination was under the detection limit of X-ray diffractometer, therefore it was not registered.

Keywords:

Hematite, Multiwall carbon nanotubes, CVD, TEM, XRD, VSM

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Małolepszy A.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Stobiński L.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Lewińska S.-other affiliation
Ślawska-Waniewska A.-other affiliation
Tokarczyk M.-other affiliation
Kowalski G.-other affiliation
Borysiuk J.-University of Warsaw (PL)
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)
9.Krajewski M., Brzózka K., Górka B., Lin W.S., Lin H.M., Szumiata T., Gawroński M., Wasik D., The influence of thermal annealing on structure and oxidation of iron nanowires, NUKLEONIKA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NUCLEAR RESEARCH, ISSN: 0029-5922, DOI: 10.1515/nuka-2015-0004, Vol.60, No.1, pp.87-91, 2015
Abstract:

Raman spectroscopy as well as Mössbauer spectroscopy were applied in order to study the phase composition of iron nanowires and its changes, caused by annealing in a neutral atmosphere at several temperatures ranging from 200°C to 800°C. As-prepared nanowires were manufactured via a simple chemical reduction in an external magnetic field. Both experimental techniques proved formation of the surface layer covered by crystalline iron oxides, with phase composition dependent on the annealing temperature (Ta). At higher Ta, hematite was the dominant phase in the nanowires.

Keywords:

amorphous iron and iron oxides, iron nanowires, Mössbauer spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, thermal annealing

Affiliations:
Krajewski M.-other affiliation
Brzózka K.-University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (PL)
Górka B.-other affiliation
Lin W.S.-Tatung University (TW)
Lin H.M.-Tatung University (TW)
Szumiata T.-other affiliation
Gawroński M.-other affiliation
Wasik D.-University of Warsaw (PL)

Conference abstracts
1.Krajewski M., Lee P.H., Wu S.H., Brzózka K., Małolepszy A., Stobiński L., Wasik D., Wielościenne nanorurki węglowe pokryte hematytem jako materiał anodowy w bateriach litowojonowych, V Ogólnopolska Konferencja Pomiędzy Naukami Zjazd Fizyków i Chemików, 2016-09-16/09-16, Chorzów (PL), No.C8, pp.38, 2016