About this Research Topic
Magnetic Nanomaterials are very promising materials from both a fundamental and application point of view. Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials include magnetic hyperthermia cancer treatment, drug delivery agents, magnetic resonance imaging, ferro-fluids, magnetic refrigeration, catalysis, microwave absorbers, memory devices, microwave devices, environmental sensors, gas sensor, supercapacitors, etc. The magnetic properties of nanomaterials depend on their particle size, morphology, cation substitution, compositions, core-shell structure, structural characteristics, etc. In addition, the engineering of magnetic nanoparticles with other materials such as graphene, polymer, etc., provides more degrees of freedom to achieve the desired physical characteristics for various applications.
In recent years, progress in synthetic techniques has improved the magnetic properties of nanomaterials and consequently has opened a wide range of applications. The magnetic properties of nanomaterials can be influenced by (i) substitution of cations into the lattices, (ii) composition, (iii) surface functionalization, (iv) modification of synthesis parameters, etc. The size and shape of the nanoparticles also play a crucial role on the magnetic characteristics taken into consideration for the design of a material for desired applications. It is of paramount importance to investigate the aforementioned influential parameters on the structural and magnetic properties of nanomaterials for specific applications.
The aim of this Research Topic is to cover promising, recent, and novel research trends on Magnetic Nanomaterials. Suggested contributions may include, but are not limited to:
• Correlation among particle size, morphology, cation substitution, phase transformation, and magnetic properties of advanced magnetic nanomaterials.
• Impact of synthesis parameters on the magnetic properties of advanced magnetic nanomaterials.
• Influence of dopant concentration, composition, annealing temperature, etc.
• Theoretical/Ab-initio approach on structural and magnetic characteristics.
• Synthesis and characterization of advanced magnetic nanomaterials for wastewater treatment.
• Synthesis and characterization of advanced magnetic nanomaterials for medical applications including biosensors, drug-delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), etc.
Keywords: preparation techniques, properties, application, magnetic nanomaterials, magnetic properties
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