Microemulsions as tunable nanomagnets

Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Julian Eastoe*, Stefan Glatzel, Isabelle Grillo, Simon H. Hall, Sarah Rogers, Kieran Trickett

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Abstract

Magnetic microemulsions comprising of magnetic surfactants exhibit monodomain magnetic behaviour intermediate between magnetic nanoparticles and molecular magnets. Importantly, due to partitioning of surfactant molecules at the water-oil interface only surface anisotropy is observed. These new systems allow for in situ tunability through composition and the solubilization of hydrophobic additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11609-11612
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Volume8
Issue number46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • BINDING
  • COUNTERION
  • MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES
  • IONIC LIQUIDS
  • REVERSED MICELLES
  • IN-OIL MICROEMULSIONS

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