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Titolo: Interparticle Interactions and Magnetic Anisotropy in Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles: Influence of Molecular Coating
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Abstract: Molecular coating of nanoparticles represents probably the most important and, at the same time, critical step to design new nanostructured magnetic materials. The interaction between molecules and surface atoms leads to a strong modification of surface magnetic properties, that are one of the key points in the physics of magnetic nanoparticles. In this paper the magnetic properties of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles (⟨D⟩ ≅ 4− 8 nm) coated with oleic acid have been investigated in order to clarify the role of the molecular coating on the interparticle interactions and surface anisotropy. An increase of magnetic anisotropy (i.e., coercive field and anisotropy constant) with particle size is observed in coated nanoparticles, indicating that the magnetic anisotropy is governed mainly by its magnetocrystalline component. The removal of molecular coating induces a strong increase of anisotropy, because of the increase of its surface component, as indicated by the increase of exchange bias field.
Tipologia:1.1 Articolo in rivista

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