Magnetite: Properties, Occurrence and Applications


Manuel J. Wolcott (Editor)

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI048000

Magnetite is a naturally occurring iron-oxide mineral with applications in several industries. This monograph includes five chapters that detail various aspects of magnetite. Chapter One focuses on understanding magnetite and its modifications in the context of the cancer treatment modality magnetic hyperthermia. Chapter Two examines various aspects of synthesis and characterizations of magnetic nanoparticles, surface functionalization and enzyme immobilization with improved catalysis, stability, and reusability. Chapter Three presents data on the effect of magnetoacoustic emission and its relation to the behavior of the domain structure of magnetites formed under various conditions. Chapter Four highlights the detection of trace levels of pesticides and drugs in different environmental samples by using magnetite-molecularly imprinted polymers. Lastly, Chapter Five discusses the methods of synthesis and typical characteristics of magnetite-based nanocomposites that can be used for different applications.

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Chapter 1. FE3O4 and Its Modification in Magnetic Hyperthermia: Background, Results and Synthesis Procedure
(Papori Seal, Aszad Alam, Sarodi Jonak and J. P. Borah – Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology Nagaland, Chumukedima, Dimapur, Nagaland, India)

Chapter 2. Magnetite Nanoparticles: An Efficient Support for Continuous Improved Biocatalysis
(Rucha P Desai, Darshan Patel, Sougata Ghosh and Bhavtosh Kikani – Department of Physical Sciences, P.D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Gujarat, India, et al.)

Chapter 3. Investigation of the Effect of Magnetoacoustic Emission and Its Relation to the Domain Structure of Magnetite
(I. I. Glukhikh and V. S. Ivanchenko – Federal state budgetary institution of science Institute of Geophysics Y. P. Bulashevich of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russia)

Chapter 4. Role of Magnetite-Molecularly Imprinted Polymers on Pesticide and Drug Analysis
(Raif İlktaç – Application and Research Center for Testing and Analysis, University of Ege, Bornova, İzmir, Turkey)

Chapter 5. Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Magnetite-Based Nanocomposites
(Amodini Mishra, Anju Mishra and V. K. Singh – Material Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, U.P., India, et al.)


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