Polymer Assisted Co-precipitation Synthesis and Characterization of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)/CoFe2O4 Nanocomposite
2013 (English)In: Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, ISSN 1574-1443, Vol. 23, no 3, 592-598 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Polyetylene glycol (PEG)/CoFe2O4 nanocomposite have been synthesized by PEG assisted co-precipitation method. The presence of PEG on the surface of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles was confirmed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Vibrating sample magnetometer measurements revealed a saturation magnetisation (M (s)) value of 90.95 emu/g, which is higher than bulk value, and coercive field (H (c)) of 862 Oe that is close to the bulk value at room temperature. The temperature dependent magnetization increases initially and then decreases with increasing temperature. This anomality is attributed to the decrease of B sublattice magnetization more rapidly than A sublattice magnetization. The M (r)/M (s) values lower than theoretical value of 0.5 suggests that the PEG/CoFe2O4 nanocomposite has effective uniaxial anisotropy according to the Stoner-Wohlfarth model. Enhanced magnetic properties (higher M (s) and bulk-like H (c) value) make the PEG/CoFe2O4 nanocomposite a promising candidate for high density magnetic recording media.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 23, no 3, 592-598 p.
Polyetylene glycol, CoFe2O4, Bulk-like nanomaterials, Magnetic nanomaterials, Nanocomposites
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-122507DOI: 10.1007/s10904-012-9818-1ISI: 000317691200015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876180740OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-122507DiVA: diva2:622844
QC 201305232013-05-232013-05-232013-05-23Bibliographically approved