Facile synthesis of size-controllable monodispersed ferrite nanospheres
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AbstractMonodispersed ferrite nanospheres were synthesized in an ethylene glycol/diethylene glycol (EG/DEG) binary solvent by using poly(vinylpyrrolidone) (PVP) as the surfactant. Particle size control can be attained by careful adjustment of the V(EG)/V(DEG) ratio. Different from previous reports, the magnetic studies of our iron ferrite (Fe(3)O(4)) nanospheres with various sizes from 20 to 300 nm reveal that they exhibit a similar magnetic saturation (M(s)) value. In particular, both the ferromagnetic and superparamagnetic Fe(3)O(4) nanospheres with similar M(s) can be selectively obtained by varying the H(2)O concentration in the reaction system. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characterization indicates that the as-prepared superparamagnetic Fe(3)O(4) and ZnFe(2)O(4) nanospheres possess a T(2) relaxivity range that can be used as potential MRI contrast agents.
All Author(s) ListXuan SH, Wang F, Wang YXJ, Yu JC, Leung KCF
Journal nameJournal of Materials Chemistry
Volume Number20
Issue Number24
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Pages5086 - 5094
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Web of Science Subject CategoriesChemistry; Chemistry, Physical; CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL; Materials Science; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY

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