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Synthesis and Characterization of Fe10BO3/Fe3O4/SiO2 and GdFeO3/Fe3O4/SiO2: Nanocomposites of Biofunctional Materials

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  • Prof. Shanmin Gao,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862 (USA)
    2. School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University, Yantai, 264025 (P. R. China)
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  • Xin Liu,

    1. School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Ludong University, Yantai, 264025 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Tao Xu,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862 (USA)
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  • Xuehua Ma,

    1. Division of Functional Materials and Nano-devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, 315201 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Zheyu Shen,

    1. Division of Functional Materials and Nano-devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, 315201 (P. R. China)
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  • Prof. Aiguo Wu,

    1. Division of Functional Materials and Nano-devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, 315201 (P. R. China)
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  • Dr. Yinghuai Zhu,

    1. Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), 1 Pesek Road, Jurong Island, Singapore 627833 (Singapore)
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  • Prof. Narayan S. Hosmane

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Illinois University, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115-2862 (USA)
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Abstract

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The sum of its parts: Nanocomposites of Fe10BO3/Fe3O4/SiO2 and GdFeO3/Fe3O4/SiO2, synthesized by a gel combustion technique using citric acid as fuel and chelation, exhibited strong magnetic properties indicating that they might have potential applications in diagnostic analysis of cancer through use in neutron capture therapy.

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