These authors contributed equally to this work.
A Facile Solvothermal Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of MnFe2O4 Spheres with Tunable Sizes
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
© 2012 The American Ceramic Society
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume 95, Issue 11, pages 3569–3576, November 2012
How to Cite
Chen, G., Wang, J., Zhou, L., Ma, W., Zhang, D., Ren, F., Yan, H., Qiu, G., Liu, X. (2012), A Facile Solvothermal Synthesis and Magnetic Properties of MnFe2O4 Spheres with Tunable Sizes. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95: 3569–3576. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2012.05344.x
- Issue published online: 2 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Received: 20 OCT 2011
- Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China. Grant Number: No. 2010QZZD008
We demonstrated that MnFe2O4 spheres could be successfully prepared in large-scale via a facile solvothermal process. The average size of final products over a wide range from 40 to 420 nm was remarkably influenced by the experimental parameters, such as reaction duration, surfactants, and initial concentration of reagents. The structure, size, morphology, and magnetic properties of final products were characterized by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometer. The magnetic properties of final products varied with the change of experimental conditions. Preliminary results revealed that this approach could be successfully extended to the preparation of other ferrite compounds.