Particle size and density control in magnetic polymer nanocomposites

Angel Millan*, Fernando Palacio, Andrea Falqui, Snoeck Etienne, Virginie Serin

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Magnetic nanocomposites formed by metal oxide nanoparticles and organic polymers can be produced from a polymer-metal ion complex material by a soft thermal treatment. With only slight variations in the preparation procedure it is possible to obtain: 1) different iron oxide phases, e.g., hematite (antiferromagnetic), goethite and akaganeite (both canted antiferromagnets), and maghemite (ferrimagnetic); 2) nanocomposites with a different particle size, in a range from 2 nm to 20 nm; and 3) different particle density. In this contribution the preparation and properties of maghemite nanoparticles in polyvinyl pyridine composites are reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume733 E
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event2002 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 1 2002Apr 5 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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