Synthesis of Fe oxide Core/Au shell nanoparticles by iterative hydroxylamine seeding

Jennifer L. Lyon, David A. Fleming, Matthew B. Stone, Peter Schiffer, Mary Elizabeth Williams

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Water-soluble, Au-coated magnetic Fe oxide nanoparticles with diameters ∼60 nm were synthesized by the reduction of Au3+ onto the surfaces of ∼9 nm diameter particles consisting of either γ-Fe2O3 or partially oxidized Fe3O4 via iterative hydroxylamine seeding. The morphology and optical properties of the core/shell particles are dependent on the quantity of deposited Au, while the magnetic properties remain largely independent of Au addition. The Au-coated particles exhibit a surface plasmon resonance peak that blue-shifts from 570 to 525 nm with increasing Au deposition. SQUID magnetometry reveals that particle magnetic properties are not affected by the overlayer of a moderately thick Au shell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-723
Number of pages5
JournalNano Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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