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Effect of rare-earth Ho ion substitution on magnetic properties of Fe3O4 magnetic fluids
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Material Physics.
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2006 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 99, no 8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Rare-earth atoms play an important role in determining the magnetocrystalline anisotropy in 4f-3d intermetallic compounds. Recently we reported on the synthesis and magnetic properties of Gd-substituted Mn-Zn ferrite nanoparticles as potentially suitable for magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH). In MFH the specific power absorption rate is related to the lossy magnetocrystalline anisotropic properties of the magnetic fluids. In this paper we report the role of Ho substitution in magnetite nanoparticles, which is found to enhance the KV product arising from the large anisotropy of Ho3+ moments. The zero-field-cooled magnetization data is then simulated by assuming noninteracting magnetic particles with uniaxial anisotropy and lognormal particle size distribution. The fit parameters give the values of particle diameter (D) 9 nm, standard deviation 0.3 in ln(D), and the anisotropy constant K to be 3.5x10(4) J/m(3). The value of K thus obtained is an order of magnitude larger than the value known for the undoped for magnetite (10(4) J/m(3)).

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2006. Vol. 99, no 8
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15656DOI: 10.1063/1.2163848ISI: 000237404200572ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33646739264OAI: diva2:333698
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05Bibliographically approved

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