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Polyacrylamide Ferrogels with Ni Nanowires

Institute of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ural Federal University, 620002 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Institute of Electrophysics, Ural Division RAS, 620016 Ekaterinburg, Russia
Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
Department of CITIMAC, University of Cantabria, 39005 Santander, Spain
Departamento Electricidad y Electrónica, Universidad del País Vasco UPV-EHU, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
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Materials 2019, 12(16), 2582;
Received: 17 July 2019 / Revised: 8 August 2019 / Accepted: 12 August 2019 / Published: 13 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Magnetic Materials and Magneto-Elastic Sensors)
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Nickel magnetic nanowires (NWs) have attracted significant attention due to their unique properties, which are useful for basic studies and technological applications, for example in biomedicine. Their structure and magnetic properties were systematically studied in the recent years. In this work, Ni NWs with high aspect ratios (length/diameter ~250) were fabricated by electrodeposition into commercial anodic aluminum oxide templates. The templates were then etched and the NWs were suspended in water, where their hydrodynamic size was evaluated by dynamic light scattering. The magnetic response of these NWs as a function of an external magnetic field indicates a dominant shape anisotropy with propagation of the vortex domain wall as the main magnetization reversal process. The suspension of Ni NWs was used in the synthesis of two types of polyacrylamide ferrogels (FGs) by free radical polymerization, with weight fractions of Ni NWs in FGs of 0.036% and 0.169%. The FGs were reasonably homogeneous. The magnetic response of these FGs (hysteresis loops) indicated that the NWs are randomly oriented inside the FG, and their magnetic response remains stable after embedding. View Full-Text
Keywords: nickel nanowires; electrochemical deposition; ferrogels; nanomagnetism nickel nanowires; electrochemical deposition; ferrogels; nanomagnetism

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Safronov, A.P.; Stadler, B.J.H.; Um, J.; Zamani Kouhpanji, M.R.; Alonso Masa, J.; Galyas, A.G.; Kurlyandskaya, G.V. Polyacrylamide Ferrogels with Ni Nanowires. Materials 2019, 12, 2582.

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