Type

Journal Article

Authors

John Francis Donegan
Justin Derek Holmes

Subjects

Chemistry

Topics
ligands microwave synthesis nickel nanocrystals behaviour room temperature microwave irradiation reducing agent condensed matter physics

Microwave-assisted synthesis of icosahedral nickel nanocrystals (2011)

Abstract Nickel nanocrystals with icosahedral morphologies have been successfully synthesised using a microwave-assisted irradiation method. Nickel acetylacetonate was used as the metal precursor, while sodium formate and trioctylphosphine oxide were employed as the reducing agent and capping ligands, respectively. The nanocrystals, with a mean diameter of 237 ? 43 nm, exhibited enhanced ferromagnetic behaviour at room temperature compared to bulk nickel, with coercivities of up to 164 Oe and saturation magnetisation values of up to 46 emu g?1, due to their icosahedral morphologies.
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John Francis Donegan, Justin Derek Holmes

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