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Microwave assisted low temperature synthesis of MnZn ferrite nanoparticles

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MnZnFe2O4ferrite nanoparticles were prepared by co-precipitation method using a microwave heating system at temperature of 100 °C. X-ray diffraction reveals the samples as prepared are pure ferrite nanocrystalline phase, transmission electron microscopy image analysis shows particles are in agglomeration state with an average size of about 10 nm, furthermore, crystal size of samples are increased with longer microwave heating.

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Financial support from loan of Japanese government and basic research for application of Sichuan province (No.05JY029-071-2) are gratefully acknowledged. We also thank Prof. Masahiro Yoshimura and his group in Tokyo Institute of Technology for their helpful discussions.

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Zhenyu, L., Guangliang, X. & Yalin, Z. Microwave assisted low temperature synthesis of MnZn ferrite nanoparticles. Nanoscale Res Lett 2, 40 (2007) doi:10.1007/s11671-006-9027-3

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Keywords

  • MnZn ferrite
  • Nanoparticles
  • Microwave heating