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Journal of Nanoparticle Research

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 833–840 | Cite as

One-step synthesis of colloidal Mn3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles at room temperature

  • Shuijin Lei
  • Kaibin Tang
  • Zhen Fang
  • Jie Sheng
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Abstract

A facile room-temperature synthesis has been developed to prepare colloidal Mn3O4 and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (5 to 25 nm) by an ultrasonic-assisted method in the absence of any additional nucleation and surfactant. The morphology of the as-prepared samples was observed by transmission electron microscopy. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy observations revealed that the as-synthesized nanoparticles were single crystals. The magnetic properties of the samples were investigated with a superconducting quantum interference device magnetometer. The possible formation process has been proposed.

Keywords

one-step synthesis colloidal nanoparticles Mn3O4 γ-Fe2O3 ultrasonic-assisted method magnetic properties metal oxide nanoparticles 

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Acknowledgements

Financial support by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 973 Projects of China and the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in university (NCET) is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shuijin Lei
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kaibin Tang
    • 2
  • Zhen Fang
    • 2
  • Jie Sheng
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringNanchang UniversityNanchangP. R. China
  2. 2.Nanomaterial and Nanochemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Micro-scaleUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiP. R. China

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