Synthesis and magnetic properties of monodisperse magnetite nanocubes

Haitao Yang, Tomoyuki Ogawa, Daiji Hasegawa, Migaku Takahashi

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The monodisperse Fe3 O4 nanocubes with controllable sizes from 6.5 to 30.0 nm have been synthesized in one pot. The shape-induced texture of the self-assembled nanocube superlattices has been deposited onto substrates by a convective assembly technique. The cubelike shapes affect the crystalline orientation of individual particles within the self-assembled superlattices compared with the nanoparticles with an isotropic spherical shape. The nanocubes with a size less than 25 nm show a typical superparamagnetic behavior at room temperature. Comparison of the hysteresis loop at 5 K of cubes with different sizes reveals a size-dependent behavior of saturation magnetization and coercivity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07D526
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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