Current Applied Physics, Vol.17, No.8, 1066-1078, 2017
Fe-based multifunctional nanoparticles with various physicochemical properties
Over the past few decades, many studies have assessed Fe-based nanoparticles because of their high earth abundance, inexpensive precursors, unique optical properties, electromagnetic nature, biocompatibility, and interactivity with cells. By controlling the composition of a composite, the morphology, size, physical properties, and related functionalities, the synthesized nanomaterials can be altered for specific applications. This review introduces several methods for synthesizing iron-based binary/ternary chalcogenides, iron-based bimetallic materials, and iron-based magnetoplasmonic materials with a range of properties. Furthermore, assembled nanostructures make it possible for us to use these building blocks for broader and customized applications depending on their controlled arrangement. This will facilitate the potential application of iron-based functional materials in spintronics, biomedicine, electronics, and catalysis. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier B.V.