Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Single-crystals of Mnfe2o4 Nanorods
Single-crystals of MnFe2O4 nanorods with an average diameter of 20 nm and length of 250 nm were synthesized by a hydrothermal process at 180 °C after 12 h. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) and electron diffraction (ED) analysis revealed that the nanorods grow along the  axis, which is one of the easy magnetization axes of the material MnFe2O4. It was found that the nanorods exhibited a saturation magnetization (Ms) of 68.02 emu/g, which is much higher than that of quasi-spherical particles of MnFe2O4, prepared by other approaches such as solid-state reaction methods (Ms = 36.7 emu/g), and coprecipitation processes followed by annealing in vacuo at 400 °C (Ms = 24.4 emu/g). The oriented growth along the easy magnetization axis of MnFe2O4 was suggested to be responsible for the improvement of magnetic properties of MnFe2O4 nanorods. (© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2004)
Peng, Zhenmeng, "Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of Single-crystals of Mnfe2o4 Nanorods" (2004). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Faculty Research. 311.