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Size Distribution and Magnetization Optimization of Single-Core Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by Exploiting Design of Experiment Methodology

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6 Author(s)
Lak, A. ; Inst. fur Elektr. Messtech. und Grundlagen der Elektrotech., Tech. Univ. Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany ; Ludwig, F. ; Scholtyssek, J.M. ; Dieckhoff, J.
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The synthesis of single-core superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) via high temperature decomposition of the self-synthesized Fe(III)-oleate was studied by exploiting factorial design of experiment methodology to investigate the influence of Fe(III)-oleate concentration, reaction temperature and time, and heating rate on the particle core and hydrodynamic size distributions and magnetization. This approach enabled us to establish a reliable and reproducible protocol for the synthesis of monodisperse SPIONs with high magnetic performance. The structural and magnetic properties of SPIONs were characterized utilizing a variety of methods. By applying a multiple linear regression model, a simple and robust empirical growth model was found for the particle hydrodynamic diameter, presenting its dependencies on reaction temperature and time, and Fe(III)-oleate concentration. Having studied the thermal decomposition behavior of Fe(III)-oleate, the synthesis of highly monodisperse particles with a core size of ~ 12-14 nm and suitable magnetic properties was attributed to burst nucleation which is followed by a rapidly terminating growth. In contrast, the particles with a large primary core size of ~ 22-24 nm, crystallized via a gradual and low temperature nucleation accompanied by a slow growth and Ostwald ripening, show a broader or multi-modal size distribution with relatively poor magnetic performance.

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 1 )