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Ortega, D. and Velez-Fort, E. and Garcia, D. A. and Garcia, R. and Litran, R. and Barrera-Solano, C. and Ramirez-del-Solar, M. and Dominguez, M. (2010) Size and surface effects in the magnetic properties of maghemite and magnetite coated nanoparticles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368 (1927). p. 4407. ISSN 1364-503X

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    An increasing number of promising applications for future technology is arising from size constraints in nanoparticles (NPs) and from the chemical manipulation of their surfaces. In this work, we analyse the finite-size and surface effects on polyacrylic acidcoated Fe3O4 NPs and oleic acid-coated g-Fe2O3 NPs by studying their magnetization curves at different temperatures. The measured thermal dependence of the saturation magnetization is no longer explained by the typical T3/2 Bloch law, yielding higher values than those expected for its exponent. When incorporated in polymeric matrixes to form magnetic transparent nanocomposites, the oleic acid-coated g-Fe2O3 NPs also deviate from Bloch’s law, but following the opposite trend observed in free coated NPs.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Physical Sciences
    Physical Sciences > Chemistry
    Physical Sciences > Materials Science
    Physical Sciences > Physics > Applied Physics
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Daniel Ortega
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 10:07
    Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 10:07
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1534

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