The influence of the starch coating on magnetic properties of nanosized cobalt ferrites obtained by different synthetic methods

Marija ŠuljagićLjubica Andjelković


To investigate the magnetic behaviour of starch coated cobalt ferrites, five well established synthetic methods, i.e. co-precipitation, mechanochemical, ultrasonically assisted co-precipitation, microemulsion, and microwave-assisted hydrothermal syntheses were chosen for the materials’ preparation. Obtained cobalt ferrites had pure single-phase spinel structures. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy analyses revealed that the morphology of samples is not uniform, and aggregation of individual particles is a dominant process in all cases. Fourier-transform infrared spectra confirmed the presence of starch in all coated samples. The unusually higher magnetization of starch-coated samples than the magnetization of their as-prepared analogs obtained by co-precipitation, ultrasonically assisted co-precipitation and microwave-assisted hydrothermal methods might be explained by the Ostwald ripening mechanism induced by coating process. On the other hand, the decrease of saturation magnetization value was noticed for starch-functionalized nanomaterials synthesized in mechanochemical and microemulsion manner, in comparison to their as-prepared analogs, showing that the size distribution of such nanoparticles is narrow and the a...Continue Reading

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