Structural and Magnetic Response in Bimetallic Core/Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles
AbstractBimagnetic monodisperse CoFe2O4/Fe3O4 core/shell nanoparticles have been prepared by solution evaporation route. To demonstrate preferential coating of iron oxide onto the surface of ferrite nanoparticles X-ray diffraction (XRD), High resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM) and Raman spectroscopy have been performed. XRD analysis using Rietveld refinement technique confirms single phase nanoparticles with average seed size of about 18 nm and thickness of shell is 3 nm, which corroborates with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. Low temperature magnetic hysteresis loops showed interesting behavior. We have observed large coercivity 15.8 kOe at T = 5 K, whereas maximum saturation magnetization (125 emu/g) is attained at T = 100 K for CoFe2O4/Fe3O4 core/shell nanoparticles. Saturation magnetization decreases due to structural distortions at the surface of shell below 100 K. Zero field cooled (ZFC) and Field cooled (FC) plots show that synthesized nanoparticles are ferromagnetic till room temperature and it has been noticed that core/shell sample possess high blocking temperature than Cobalt Ferrite. Results indicate that presence of iron oxide shell significantly increases magnetic parameters as compared to the simple cobalt ferrite. View Full-Text
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Nairan, A.; Khan, U.; Iqbal, M.; Khan, M.; Javed, K.; Riaz, S.; Naseem, S.; Han, X. Structural and Magnetic Response in Bimetallic Core/Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials 2016, 6, 72.
Nairan A, Khan U, Iqbal M, Khan M, Javed K, Riaz S, Naseem S, Han X. Structural and Magnetic Response in Bimetallic Core/Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles. Nanomaterials. 2016; 6(4):72.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nairan, Adeela; Khan, Usman; Iqbal, Munawar; Khan, Maaz; Javed, Khalid; Riaz, Saira; Naseem, Shahzad; Han, Xiufeng. 2016. "Structural and Magnetic Response in Bimetallic Core/Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles." Nanomaterials 6, no. 4: 72.
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