Synthesis and characterization of single-crystalline MnFe2O 4 nanorods via a surfactant-free hydrothermal route

L. Zhen*, K. He, C. Y. Xu, W. Z. Shao

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Uniform, high-quality, single-crystalline MnFe2O4 nanorods with diameter around 25 nm and length up to 500 nm, have been reproducibly synthesized via a surfactant-free hydrothermal route. The growth direction of the obtained nanowires was determined to be its [111] direction, resulting in the increase of saturation magnetization. Mn2+ is responsible for one-dimensional growth of the nanorods, and the effects of reaction time and solution concentration on the morphology and crystallization of the MnFe2O4 nanorods were investigated. Saturation magnetization of the nanorods is 74.0 emu/g, which is among the best value reported so far.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2672-2675
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 2008


  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Magnetic property
  • MnFeO nanorod

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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