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Synthesis of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles via electrospraying into a liquid collector

  • Amanda M. Uhl (a1), Sara C. Mills (a1) and Jennifer S. Andrew (a1)

Abstract

Methods that allow for high-throughput synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles are necessary to more feasibly fabricate materials for real-world applications. To accomplish this, in this article, we describe a versatile electrospray-based synthesis method for the synthesis of magnetic cobalt ferrite nanoparticles. This method has the potential to be readily scaled up using methods similar to those currently used in place for the large-scale electrospinning of fibers. To mitigate film formation as often seen with electrospraying ceramics onto a flat plate collector, we developed a method where the magnetic cobalt ferrite nanoparticles were electrosprayed into a silicone oil–based liquid collector. The as-sprayed particles were then crystalized by salt calcining with sodium chloride at 800 °C. The synthesized magnetic nanoparticles obtained using this method had an average particle diameter of 20.7 ± 11.5 nm. This liquid collection method for the synthesis of cobalt ferrite also presents a versatile platform for the synthesis of a wide range of functional nanomaterials and nanocomposites.

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Synthesis of cobalt ferrite nanoparticles via electrospraying into a liquid collector

  • Amanda M. Uhl (a1), Sara C. Mills (a1) and Jennifer S. Andrew (a1)

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