Synthesis & Characterization of Silica Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by Sol-Gel Technique

Basa, Meera (2009) Synthesis & Characterization of Silica Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles by Sol-Gel Technique. MSc thesis.



\alpha$-Fe_2O_3$ nanoparticles and Silica Coated $Fe_2O_3$ Particles were synthesized by hydrothermal method and acid - base hydrolysis of TEOS respectively. The Core Shell Particles has been characterized by SEM, XRD, and Particle size analysis. From particle size analysis, it was seen that, the distribution maxima of $Fe_2O_3$ and $Fe_2O_3@SiO_2$ coated nanoparticle were of 120 & 350 nm, 150nm & 550 nm respectively. From XRD analysis, it was confirmed that silica sample nanoparticles is amorphous in nature.The SEM/EDX analysis data represents the presence of $Fe_2O_3@SiO_2$ and show only the compositions of $Si ,O &  Fe2O_3$ peaks. As $Fe_2O_3$ nanoparticles show applications in many fields including high density magnetic storage devices, ferrofluids, magnetic refrigeration systems, and catalysis. Aggregation of nanoparticles can be prevented by coating the particles with other materials. The core/shell structure enhances the thermal and chemical stability of the nanoparticles, improves solubility, makes them less cytotoxic and allows conjugation of other molecules to these particles.

Item Type:Thesis ( MSc)
Uncontrolled Keywords:α-Fe2O3 nanoparticles, Silica Coated Fe2O3 Particles,sol-gel, amorphous, cytotoxic
Subjects:Chemistry > Physical Chemistry > Nanoparticle Characterization
Chemistry > Physical Chemistry > Nanoparticle Synthesis
Divisions: Sciences > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:153
Deposited By:basa meera
Deposited On:08 May 2009 17:09
Last Modified:08 May 2009 17:37
Supervisor(s):Hota, G

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