Chemical Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Sheng Peng, Jaemin Kim, Shouheng Sun

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Nano Research
EditorsGuozhong Cao, Qifeng Zhang, C Jeffrey Brinker
PublisherWorld Scientific
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-4467-20-9
ISBN (Print)978-981-4280-51-8
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • nanotechnology and nanoscience
  • nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • nanofabrication
  • nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage


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