Ahmada, T and Chopraa, R and Ramanujachary, K. V. and Lofland, S. E. and Ganguli, A. K. (2005) Canted antiferromagnetism in copper oxide nanoparticles synthesized by the reverse-micellar route. Solid State Sciences, 7 (7). pp. 891-895.
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Copper oxide nanoparticles were synthesized by water-in-oil microemulsions with two different apolar solvents (isooctane and n-octane). Our studies on the samples show that the grain size is highly dependent on the nature of non-polar solvent, 25–30 and 80–90 nm sized nanoparticles with isooctane and n-octane, respectively. The Neel temperature of CuO nanoparticles obtained from isooctane is about 80 K. For the larger particles obtained from n-octane, the transition temperature shifts to higher temperature (not, vert, similar220 K) near that of the bulk.
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanochemistry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2009 10:58|
|Last Modified:||06 May 2009 11:01|
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