Lanthanide(III)-doped magnetite nanoparticles

Channa R. De Silva, Steve Smith, Inbo Shim, Jeffrey Pyun, Timothy Gutu, Jun Jiao, Zhiping Zheng

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Nearly monodisperse lanthanide-doped magnetite nanoparticles were obtained by thermally decomposing a mixture of Fe(acac) 3 and Ln(acac) 3 (acac = acetylacetonate; Ln = Sm, Eu, Gd) in the presence of passivating surfactants. Magnetic studies revealed room-temperature ferromagnetic behaviors of these doped nanoparticles, distinctly different from those of the undoped parent magnetite or the doped nanoparticles prepared by a coprecipitation method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6336-6337
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number18
StatePublished - May 13 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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