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Single-Source Magnetic Nanorattles By Using Convenient Emulsion Polymerization Protocols

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posted on 11.02.2014, 00:00 by Daniel Scheid, Gennady Cherkashinin, Emanuel Ionescu, Markus Gallei
A novel strategy to achieve easily scalable magneto-responsive nanoceramics with core/shell and nanorattle-type or yolk/shell architectures based on a ferrocene-containing polymer precursor is described. Monodisperse nanorattle-type magnetic particles are obtained by using convenient semicontinuous emulsion polymerization and Stöber process protocols followed by thermal treatment. The particles are characterized by TGA, TEM, WAXS, DLS, XPS, and Raman spectroscopy. Herein, established synthetic protocols widen opportunities for the convenient bottom-up strategies of various ferrocene-precursor-based spherical architectures for advanced ceramics with potential applications within fields of sensing and stimuli-responsive nanophotonics.