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A simple procedure for the production of large ferromagnetic cobalt nanoparticles


Fuller, RO and Goh, B-M and Koutsantonis, GA and Loedolff, MJ and Saunders, M and Woodward, RC, A simple procedure for the production of large ferromagnetic cobalt nanoparticles, Dalton Transactions, 45, (30) pp. 11983-11989. ISSN 1477-9226 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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The Royal Society of Chemistry 2016

DOI: doi:10.1039/C6DT01935H


Epsilon cobalt (ε-Co) nanoparticles in a number of octahedral morphologies have been synthesised. The particles are polycrystalline, with sizes in the order of 30 nm. Magnetic studies reveal the particles are ferromagnetic, with a room temperature saturation magnetisation of 131 emu g−1. Unlike other large cubic ε-Co syntheses, we have not added an additional co-surfactant. Instead, we have modified the heating regime and reaction agitation. This alternative method highlights the complex chemistry associated with the formation of cobalt nanoparticles by thermal decomposition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Inorganic chemistry
Research Field:Metal organic frameworks
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Fuller, RO (Dr Rebecca Fuller)
ID Code:135591
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2019-11-04
Last Modified:2019-12-09

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