Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 1187–1191 | Cite as

Hydrothermal synthesis and magnetic properties of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles and nanorods

  • Qi LiuEmail author
  • Hexiang Huang
  • Lifang Lai
  • Jianhua Sun
  • Tongming Shang
  • Quanfa Zhou
  • Zheng Xu


NiFe2O4 nanoparticles and nanorods were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal treatment of Ni(DS)2 (Nickel dodecyl sulfate), FeCl3, and NaOH aqueous solution at 120 °C. The products were characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, and selected area electron diffraction. The magnetic properties were evaluated using a vibrating sample magnetometer. The probable mechanism of the formation of NiFe2O4 nanoparticles and nanorods was discussed.


Select Area Electron Diffraction CoFe2O4 NiFe2O4 Select Area Electron Diffraction Pattern Critical Micellar Concentration 



We thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 20671045), the Natural Science Foundation of Education Department of Jiangsu Province (05KJB150023), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Precious Metals Chemistry of Jiangsu Teachers University of Technology, and the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Fine Petro-chemical Technology of Jiangsu Polytechnic University for financial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Liu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hexiang Huang
    • 1
  • Lifang Lai
    • 1
  • Jianhua Sun
    • 2
  • Tongming Shang
    • 2
  • Quanfa Zhou
    • 2
  • Zheng Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Fine Petro-chemical TechnologyJiangsu Polytechnic UniversityChangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Precious Metals ChemistryJiangsu Teachers University of TechnologyChangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry and National Laboratory of Solid State MicrostructureNanjing UniversityNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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