Magnetic Nanocomposites Through Polyacrylamide Gel Route

Wang, Shi-Fa, Lv, Hongzhen, Zhou, X. S., Fu, Yong Qing and Zu, Xiao-Tao (2014) Magnetic Nanocomposites Through Polyacrylamide Gel Route. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 6 (9). pp. 758-771. ISSN 1941 4900

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/nnl.2014.1796

Abstract

Magnetic nanocomposites prepared using a polyacrylamide gel method have been widely investigated recently for applications including high temperature superconductors and solid oxide fuel cells. The polyacrylamide gel method is an effective way to prepare diverse microstructures such as nanoparticles, nanorods and porous monolithic structures, etc. using organic monomers including acrylamide and bis-acrylamide etc. and the appropriate chelating agents. This paper reviews recent development of the polyacrylamide gel technology for synthesis of magnetic nanocomposites, focusing on the following nanostructures: (1) 0D nanoparticles (NPs) dispersed in a hollow spheres matrix; (2) core/shell structure; (3) 2D nanosheets dispersed in a bulk matrix; and (4) 0D nanoparticles (NPs) dispersed in a porous matrix. By appropriately selecting chelating agents/initiators and controlling the unique physicochemical properties of the magnetic nanocomposites, various types of nanocomposites based on nanoparticle, nanorods, nanowires and nanowhiskers can be assembled and synthesized, which are promising for new intriguing applications such as magneto-optic and magneto-electronic applications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2015 15:21
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:43
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21741

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