Reversible photo-switching of the magnetization of iron oxide nanoparticles at room temperature

Rie Mikami, Minori Taguchi, Koji Yamada, Koji Suzuki, Osamu Sato, Yasuaki Einaga

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Abstract

In the solid state at room temperature, reversible control of magnetic properties was achieved with photo-illumination of a composite material made up of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles encapsulated with n-octylamine and an azobenzene-containing amphiphilic compound (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6135-6139
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume43
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Nov 19

Keywords

  • Azo compounds
  • Iron
  • Magnetic properties
  • Nanoparticles
  • Photochromism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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