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Synthesis, characterization and a.c. magnetic analysis of magnetite nanoparticles

Riani, P. and Napoletano, M. and Canepa, F. (2011) Synthesis, characterization and a.c. magnetic analysis of magnetite nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13 (12). pp. 7013-7020.

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In the last years, the study of Fe-based magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) has attracted increasing interest either for the physical properties shown by nanosized materials (electric and magnetic properties are strongly affected by dimension and surface effects) either for the different technological applications of these materials (catalysis, drug delivery, magnetic resonance imaging, contaminants removal from groundwater, new exchange coupled magnets, soft nanomagnets for high frequency applications, etc.). In this article, the results obtained in the synthesis and characterization of the Fe3O4 MNP is reported. The magnetite nanoparticles were synthesized by a modified Massart method. Structural characterization was performed using X-ray diffraction analysis and a complete morphological and dimensional study was carried out by means of Transmission Electron Microscopy, and a.c. magnetic susceptibility measured as a function of the frequency of the applied magnetic field. Diameters of the superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles are ranging from 2 to 10 nm, as evidenced by all the techniques employed. The size distribution of the hydrated aggregates in solution has been obtained by quantitative analysis of the frequency dependence of the a.c. susceptibility. The mathematical approach adopted will be described and all the obtained results will be compared and discussed.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11423
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:05 Jan 2012 09:29
Last Modified:05 Jan 2012 09:42

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