Effect of PVA/PEG-coated Fe3O4 Nanoparticles on the Structure, Morphology and Magnetic Properties

Document Type : Regular Article

Authors

1 Department of Physics, Tehran North Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, I. R. Iran

2 Department of Engineering Shahriar, Branch Islamic Azad University, Shahriar, Iran

3 Department of Physics, Varamin Pishva Branch, Islamis Azad University, Varamin, Iran

10.22036/pcr.2022.326878.2023

Abstract

Iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles (NPs) are the most important group of magnetic nanoparticles. This study modifies iron oxide (Fe3O4) magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) by polyethylene glycol (PEG) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) coating co-precipitation method. MNPs were characterized by XRD, FTIR, TEM, DLS, and VSM analyses to study their structure, morphology, and magnetic properties. The results showed the superior properties of PEG and PVA-coated Fe3O4 compared to the pristine sample. It is illustrated that modified Fe3O4 MNPs improved magnetic saturation. The particle size of PEG-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles was estimated at 11 nm with magnetic saturation of 60.98 emu/g and coercivity of 8.26G.

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Effect of PVA/PEG-coated Fe3O4 Nanoparticles on the Structure, Morphology and Magnetic Properties

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Volume 10, Issue 4 - Serial Number 37
December 2022
Pages 537-547
  • Receive Date: 16 November 2021
  • Revise Date: 14 March 2022
  • Accept Date: 03 March 2022
  • First Publish Date: 16 April 2022