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Hydrothermal preparation of high saturation magnetization and coercivity cobalt ferrite nanocrystals without subsequent calcination
Materials Chemistry and Physics (2010)
  • Huang Nay Ming, University of Malaya
In this work, CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals with high saturation magnetization (M s) and high coercivity (H c) have been fabricated via a simple hydrothermal method and without subsequent calcination. The resulting CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals are characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry, differential scanning calorimetry and vibrating sample magnetometry. The results indicate that CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals are single crystal and the average crystallite size is increasing with the hydrothermal temperature. The electron micrographs show that the nanocrystals are well-dispersed and possess uniform size. The shape of CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals is transformed from spherical into rod by increasing the hydrothermal temperature. The nanocrystals show relatively high M s of 74.8 emu g -1 and H c of 2216 Oe, as compared to previous reported results. The obtained results reveal the applicability of this method for efficiently producing well crystallized and relatively high magnetic properties CoFe 2O 4 nanocrystals as compared to other methods. More importantly, it does not require further calcination processes. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
  • Chemical synthesis Magnetic materials Magnetic properties Nanostructures Cobalt ferrites Coercivities Electron micrograph Energy dispersive x-ray High coercivity High-saturation magnetization Hydrothermal methods Hydrothermal preparation Hydrothermal temperature Transmission electron Uniform size Vibrating sample magnetometry Well-dispersed Calcination Cobalt Coercive force Crystallite size Differential scanning calorimetry Ferrites Magnetic devices Magnetism Materials properties Nanocrystals Scanning electron microscopy Single crystals Synthesis (chemical) Transmission electron microscopy Saturation magnetization
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Huang Nay Ming. "Hydrothermal preparation of high saturation magnetization and coercivity cobalt ferrite nanocrystals without subsequent calcination" Materials Chemistry and Physics Vol. 120 (2010)
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