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Kishimoto M.,University of Tsukuba | Oda T.,Advanced Biomedical Applications | Ohara Y.,Advanced Biomedical Applications | Miyamoto R.,Advanced Biomedical Applications | And 4 more authors.
Materials Transactions | Year: 2012

The morphology and magnetic properties of platelet α-FeOOH and γ-Fe 2O 3 particles were studied to use hysteresis-loss heating of ferromagnetic particles in magnetic hyperthermia or thermoablation. The platelet α-FeOOH particles were prepared through the formation of a precipitant followed by the hydrothermal treatment of the precipitant. The shape of the α-FeOOH particles changed from elongated to plateletlike depending on the quantity of ethanolamine in the precipitant. The size of the platelet α-FeOOH particles was reduced from 90120 to 4060 nm as the precipitant temperature was lowered in the range from 5 to -3°C. The formation of dimples was observed during the dehydrating process from α-FeOOH to α-Fe 2O 3, and was confirmed from the increase in the BET surface area of the α-Fe 2O 3 particles. The particle size and the coercive forces of the platelet γ-Fe 2O 3 particles were in the range 30100nm and 7.6kA/m (96 Oe) to13.5 kA/m (169 Oe), respectively. © 2012 The Japan Institute of Metals.

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