A simple route to synthesize nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4) nanoparticles using egg white

Santi Maensiri, Chivalrat Masingboon, Banjong Boonchom, Supapan Seraphin

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NiFe2O4 nanoparticles were synthesized by a simple and cost-effective method using Ni and Fe nitrates and freshly extracted egg white (ovalbumin) in an aqueous medium. The X-ray diffraction and selected-area electron diffraction results indicated that the synthesized nanoparticles have only the inverse spinel structure without the presence of any other phase impurities. Room temperature magnetization results showed a ferromagnetic behavior of the NiFe2O4 nanoparticles, with saturation-specific magnetization values in the range of 26.4-42.5 emu/g at 10 kOe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-800
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Electron microscopy
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nanoparticles
  • Nickel ferrite
  • Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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