Journal article

Magnetic nanocomposite particles and hollow spheres constructed by a sequential layering approach

F Caruso, M Spasova, A Susha, M Giersig, RA Caruso

CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2001

Abstract

The fabrication of magnetic composite core - Shell particles and hollow spheres with tailored dimensions and compositions has been accomplished by a multistep (layer-by-layer) strategy. Composite particles were prepared by coating submicrometer-sized anionic polystyrene (PS) latices with magnetite (Fe3O4) nanoparticle layers alternately adsorbed with polyelectrolyte from aqueous solution. The thickness of the deposited multilayers could be finely tuned with nanoscale precision, either by selection of the number of adsorption cycles performed or by the number of polyelectrolyte layers deposited between each nanoparticle layer (i.e., interlayer). As demonstrated by transmission electron micros..

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