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Title: Bifunctional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}nanocomposites obtained by the homogeneous precipitation method

Abstract

Graphical abstract: The TEM images reveal clearly the core–shell structures because of the obvious difference in contrast between the central part and the fringe, which indicates the Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} layer had successfully deposited on the magnetite Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} cores. And Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanoparticles keep the spherical morphology, non-aggregation and rough surface. The images reveal that the average diameters of the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanoparticles are ∼200 nm and ∼250 nm, respectively. The thickness of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} layer is ∼25 nm. Highlights: ► Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanocomposites were synthesized by homogeneous precipitation method. ► Formation of core–shell nanostructure revealed by transmission electron microscopy. ► Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanocomposites showed magnetic behavior and fluorescence properties. ► Possible applications including bioseparation, drug delivery system, bio-labels, etc. - Abstract: An easy homogeneous precipitation method was developed for the synthesis of bifunctional magnetic-fluorescent nanocomposites with Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles as the core and europium-doped gadolinium oxide (Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}) as the shell. The nanocomposites showed both strong magnetic behavior and unique Eu-related fluorescence properties with a high emission intensity, which may leadmore » to development of nanocomposites with great potential for applications in drug targeting, biosensors, and diagnostic analysis.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Key Laboratory of Synthetic and Natural Functional Molecule Chemistry (Ministry of Education), Shanxi Key Laboratory of Physico-Inorganic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Northwest University, Xi’an, Shanxi 710069 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22290417
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials Research Bulletin
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0025-5408
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DOPED MATERIALS; EUROPIUM; EUROPIUM IONS; FERRITES; FLUORESCENCE; GADOLINIUM OXIDES; IRON OXIDES; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; MAGNETITE; NANOSTRUCTURES; PARTICLES; PRECIPITATION; X-RAY DIFFRACTION

Citation Formats

Peng, Hongxia, Cui, Bin, and Wang, Yingsai. Bifunctional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}nanocomposites obtained by the homogeneous precipitation method. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2013.01.001.
Peng, Hongxia, Cui, Bin, & Wang, Yingsai. Bifunctional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}nanocomposites obtained by the homogeneous precipitation method. United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2013.01.001.
Peng, Hongxia, Cui, Bin, and Wang, Yingsai. Wed . "Bifunctional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}nanocomposites obtained by the homogeneous precipitation method". United States. doi:10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2013.01.001.
@article{osti_22290417,
title = {Bifunctional Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}nanocomposites obtained by the homogeneous precipitation method},
author = {Peng, Hongxia and Cui, Bin and Wang, Yingsai},
abstractNote = {Graphical abstract: The TEM images reveal clearly the core–shell structures because of the obvious difference in contrast between the central part and the fringe, which indicates the Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} layer had successfully deposited on the magnetite Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} cores. And Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanoparticles keep the spherical morphology, non-aggregation and rough surface. The images reveal that the average diameters of the Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} and Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanoparticles are ∼200 nm and ∼250 nm, respectively. The thickness of Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} layer is ∼25 nm. Highlights: ► Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanocomposites were synthesized by homogeneous precipitation method. ► Formation of core–shell nanostructure revealed by transmission electron microscopy. ► Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+} nanocomposites showed magnetic behavior and fluorescence properties. ► Possible applications including bioseparation, drug delivery system, bio-labels, etc. - Abstract: An easy homogeneous precipitation method was developed for the synthesis of bifunctional magnetic-fluorescent nanocomposites with Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanoparticles as the core and europium-doped gadolinium oxide (Gd{sub 2}O{sub 3}:Eu{sup 3+}) as the shell. The nanocomposites showed both strong magnetic behavior and unique Eu-related fluorescence properties with a high emission intensity, which may lead to development of nanocomposites with great potential for applications in drug targeting, biosensors, and diagnostic analysis.},
doi = {10.1016/J.MATERRESBULL.2013.01.001},
journal = {Materials Research Bulletin},
issn = {0025-5408},
number = 5,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {5}
}