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Synthesis and characterization of monodisperse magnetic nanoparticles

Grant number: 06/02749-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2006
Effective date (End): August 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Condensed Matter Physics
Principal researcher:Hercílio Rodolfo Rechenberg
Grantee:Amanda Defendi Arelaro
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Nanoparticles of magnetic materials, particularly iron oxides, have been increasing relevant for fundamental magnetism investigations and for biomedical applications. In such studies, the particle size distribution in a given sample (dispersion) must be as narrow as possible, in order to ensure a good control of magnetic properties. In this work we propose to synthesize nanocrystalline samples of magnetite (Fe3O4) and other ferrites by means of a recently described chemical method, which has been successful in producing nanoparticle samples of controlled and homogeneous sizes. The method is based on the chemical reaction of Fe(acac)3 with phenyl ether, oleic acid and a long-chain alcohol at temperatures higher than 200 C. The obtained materials will be characterized by x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, VSM and SQUID magnetometry, and Mössbauer spectroscopy.

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ARELARO, Amanda Defendi. Sysnthesis and characterization of fenites nanoparticles. 2008. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Física (IF/SBI) São Paulo.

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