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Stabilization of superparamagnetic nickel nanoparticles in a sepiolite matrix

Esteban-Cubillo A.and Pina-Zapardiel, R. and Moya, José and Pecharromán, Carlos (2010) Stabilization of superparamagnetic nickel nanoparticles in a sepiolite matrix. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (4). pp. 1221-1229.

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Superparamagnetic nickel-rich nanoparticles at room temperature have been obtained in a silicate matrix (sepiolite) by a chemical route. During the synthesis process, the control of the acid treatment of the matrix allows nickel cations being incorporated in different locations, into the octahedral site of the structural channels or being deposited onto the sepiolite surface. Thus, two different types of nickel nanoparticles have been obtained depending on the nature of the acid attack: small (˜7 nm) and embedded superparamagnetic, or large (˜27 nm) deposited single domain nickel nanoparticles for strong or weak acid attack, respectively. Moreover, the embedded nanoparticles have been revealed to possess a remarkable stability against complete oxidation. According to the usage of characterization techniques (transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction and magnetic measurements), embedded nanoparticles seem to be coated with a non-ferromagnetic coating that hinders the oxygen diffusion.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9161
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:13 May 2010 12:53
Last Modified:13 May 2010 13:19

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