A facile method for the synthesis of magnetite nanocrystals

K. Kumar, H. L. Hsu, R. Selvin

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Magnetite Nanocrystals (Fe3O4) have been synthesized by thermal decomposition synthesis method using Fe(acac)3 and Tri-Octylamine and Oleic acid at a low temperature of 250 °C compared to other methods. The phase formation for the obtained product was confirmed by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and the morphology was analyzed by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). XRD patterns reveal the formation of Magentite (Fe3O4) structure in single phase with good crystallinity and TEM pictures shows the formation of mono disperse cubical particles and the size of the particles was found to be around 15 nm which is in accordance with dxrd. The concentration of oleic acid was varied and to study the morphological changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1628-1630
Number of pages3
JournalOptoelectronics and Advanced Materials, Rapid Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Decomposition method
  • Iron oxide
  • Magnetite
  • Nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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