Size-Dependent Passivation Shell and Magnetic Properties in Antiferromagnetic/Ferrimagnetic Core/Shell MnO Nanoparticles
2010 (English)In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 132, no 27, 9398-9407 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The magnetic properties of bimagnetic core/shell nanoparticles consisting of an antiferromagnetic MnO core and a ferrimagnetic passivation shell have been investigated. It is found that the phase of the passivation shell (gamma-Mn2O3 or Mn3O4) depends on the size of the nanoparticles. Structural and magnetic characterizations concur that while the smallest nanoparticles have a predominantly gamma-Mn2O3 shell, larger ones have increasing amounts of Mn3O4. A considerable enhancement of the Neel temperature, T-N, and the magnetic anisotropy of the MnO core for decreasing core sizes has been observed. The size reduction also leads to other phenomena such as persistent magnetic moment in MnO up to high temperatures and an unusual temperature behavior of the magnetic domains.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 132, no 27, 9398-9407 p.
Other Basic Medicine
Research subject Materials Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-41704DOI: 10.1021/ja1021798ISI: 000279745700039OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-41704DiVA: diva2:332368