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Studies from Pennsylvania State University Have Provided New Data on Nanoparticles

May 16, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Nanoparticles have been published. According to news reporting from University Park, Pennsylvania, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Large-scale and tunable synthesis of FeCo/graphitic carbon (FeCo/GC) core-shell nanoparticles as a promising material for multipurpose biomedical applications is reported. The high-quality graphitic structure of the carbon shells is demonstrated through high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Raman spectroscopy."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Pennsylvania State University, "A saturation magnetization of 80.2 emu g(-1) is reached for the pure FeCo/GC core-shell nanoparticles. A decrease in the saturation magnetization of the samples is observed with an increase in their carbon content with different carbon morphologies evolved in the process."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "It is also shown how hybrid nanostructures, including mixtures of the FeCo/GC nanoparticles and multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) or carbon nanorods (CNRs), can be obtained only by manipulation of the carbon-bearing gas flow rate."

For more information on this research see: Tuning Carbon Content and Morphology of FeCo/Graphitic Carbon Core-Shell Nanoparticles using a Salt-Matrix-Assisted CVD Process. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2014;31(4):474-480. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Particle & Particle Systems Characterization - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-4117)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Azizi, Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Mat Sci & Engn, Mat Res Inst, University Park, PA 16802, United States. Additional authors for this research include T. Khosla, B.S. Mitchell, N. Alem and N.S. Pesika (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Pennsylvania, United States, Nanotechnology, University Park, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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