This chapter reviews recent advances in chemical synthesis, self-assembly, and applications of novel magnetic nanomaterials in the past few years. The chemical syntheses of several important classes of magnetic nanoparticles are covered, including ferrites, metallic iron, cobalt, alloys, and rare-earth hard magnets. Several examples of shape-controlled synthesis of nanoparticles and shape-induced texture in self-assembled nanoparticle superlattices are also outlined. Potential applications, particularly in data storage, permanent magnet and biomedicine, of these nanoparticles and assemblies are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Annual Review of Nano Research|
|Editors||Guozhong Cao, Qifeng Zhang, C Jeffrey Brinker|
|State||Published - Dec 2009|
- nanotechnology and nanoscience
- nanomaterials and nanostructures
- nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage