Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Comprehensive Characterization


V. N. Lad, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology – Surat, Ichchhanath, Gujarat, India
Paritosh Agnihotri, PhD – Assistant Professor, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Taluka, Kadi, Ahmedabad-Mehsana Highway, Near Chhatral GIDC, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC021000; TEC027000; TEC066000

This book will be helpful for academicians, researchers and working professionals engaged in the field of science as well as engineering. It provides basic information related to synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, several synthesis methods, specific characterizations, their stability and applications in variety of fields. This is an introductory book which is applicable for teaching as well as for research purposes. It covers all the major aspects of magnetic nanoparticle synthesis in an easy, accessible and concise ways. The initial chapters described the types of magnetic particles and magnetism in nanoparticles with their occurrences and behavior in different conditions. Later chapters describe the classical methods of nanoparticles synthesis, specific characterizations, stability, and finally broad applications in various technical fields in an exhaustive tabular format for easy and quick access for the readers to the current research scenario which help them to identify the research gap and novelty in the research directions.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1. Hematite (a-Fe2O3)
1.2. Magnetite (Fe3O4)
1.3. Maghemite (g-Fe2O3)
1.4. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Chapter 2. Basic Magnetic Properties
2.1. Magnetism
2.1.1. Formation of Paramagnetism and Diamagnetism in Particles
2.2. Magnetic Force
2.2.1. Paramagnetism
2.2.2. Diamagnetism
2.2.3. Ferromagnetism
2.2.4. Antiferromagnetism
2.2.5. Ferrimagnetism
2.2.6. Superparamagnetism
2.3. Coercivity
2.4. Coercivity and Remanence in Magnetic Particles
2.4.1. Terminology Involved in Magnetic Measurement
2.5. Magnetic Nanoparticles
2.6. Magnetic Metal Oxide Nanoparticles (MMONPs)
2.7. Magnetic Alloy Nanoparticles (MANPs)

Chapter 3. Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles
3.1. Co-Precipitation
3.2. Thermal Decomposition
3.3. Hydrothermal Synthesis
3.4. Microemulsion
3.5. Sol-Gel Reaction Method

Chapter 4. Magnetic Properties of Magnetic Particles

Chapter 5. Characterization of Particles
5.1. Techniques of Characterization
5.2. Magnetism and Microfluidics
5.3. Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles
5.4. TEM and SEM Analysis
5.5. Size Dependent Characteristics of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
5.6. Shape-Dependent Characteristics of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
5.7. Effects of Agglomeration of Magnetic Nanoparticles
5.8. Colloidal Stability of Magnetic Nanoparticles
5.9. Concluding Remarks and Perspectives

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