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Bi-Functional Silica Nanoparticles Doped with Iron Oxide and CdTe Prepared by a Facile Method

Cuiling Ren1, Jiefang Sun1, Jinhua Li1, Xingguo Chen1*, Zhide Hu1 and Desheng Xue2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, People’s Republic of China

2 Key Laboratory for Magnetism and Magnetic Materials of MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2009, 4:640-645  doi:10.1007/s11671-009-9295-9

Published: 20 March 2009


Cadmium telluride (CdTe) and iron oxide nanoparticles doped silica nanospheres were prepared by a multistep method. Iron oxide nanoparticles were first coated with silica and then modified with amino group. Thereafter, CdTe nanoparticles were assembled on the particle surfaces by their strong interaction with amino group. Finally, an outer silica shell was deposited. The final products were characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, vibration sample magnetometer, photoluminescence spectra, Fourier transform infrared spectra (FT-IR), and fluorescent microscopy. The characterization results showed that the final nanomaterial possessed a saturation magnetization of about 5.8 emu g−1and an emission peak at 588 nm when the excitation wavelength fixed at 380 nm.

Iron oxide nanoparticles; CdTe; Fluorescent; Magnetic; Preparation