Magnetic core@shell nanoparticles are interesting candidates for applications in areas such as drug delivery, medical imaging, hyperthermia, sensing and biodetection. In many of these applications the availability of particles, being at the same time hollow and magnetic is a great technological advantage ahead of a realistic implementation. In this work we show the characterization of CoO@MnFe2O4 magnetic hollow nanoparticles obtained using octahedron-shaped CoO nanoparticles as templates. A 3 nm magnetite (Fe3O4) layer was first deposited over the CoO octahedrons. In a second steep, a solid-state reaction transforms the Fe3O4 into MnFe2O4, and the former solid octahedrons into CoO@MnFe2O4 hollow and pierced nanoparticles. Characterization showed the octahedron shape was maintained along the process, electron diffraction and FT also confirmed an almost perfect epitaxial growth of the shell. Finally, EELS showed a higher Fe content in the shell.
To cite this abstract:J. Benito Rodríguez-González, Rosalía Mariño-Fernández, Miguel A. Ramos-Docampo, Verónica Salgueiriño; Characterization of CoO@MnFe2O4 Magnetic Hollow Nanoparticles. The 16th European Microscopy Congress, Lyon, France. https://emc-proceedings.com/abstract/characterization-of-coomnfe2o4-magnetic-hollow-nanoparticles/. Accessed: May 26, 2020
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