Mn3O4@ZnO Core-Shell Nanocomposite: Synthesis and Characterization


Shafiu S., Kavas H., Baykal A.

JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS, vol.24, no.3, pp.531-535, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10904-013-0014-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC POLYMERS AND MATERIALS
  • Page Numbers: pp.531-535

Abstract

Nano-sized single-phase Mn3O4@ZnO core-shell nanocomposite was prepared via a simple one-pot sequential polyol using triethylene glycol as a high boiling point solvent as well as a reducing agent. The presence of both Mn3O4 and ZnO was confirmed with X-ray diffractometry. Infrared measurements proved the presence of triethylene glycol on the surface of Mn3O4@ZnO core-shell. The average particle size is between 8 and 13 nm. Reference intensity ratios method calculations showed that the weight percentage of phases were found as 54.7 % ZnO and 45.3 % Mn3O4. The lower Tc maybe explained by interface effects and dominant ZnO shell in magnetic properties of core-shell nanocomposite.