Template-Free Synthesis of α-Fe2O3 Hollow Spheres and Nanocubes
A facile hydrothermal method without any templates has been developed for the preparation of α- Fe2O3 nanocubes and hollow spheres. The as-synthesized products is then characterized using X-ray diffraction(XRD), scanning electron microscopy(SEM). The nanocubes have extraordinary unity and we can anticipate its unique magnetic characteristic. On the other hand, the hollow sphere structure has a promising future in the application as carriers for targeting drug delivery. In our opinions, the method is not only very simple, but also is very friendly to the environment.
Qunjie Xu, Honghua Ge and Junxi Zhang
C. Y. Chen et al., "Template-Free Synthesis of α-Fe2O3 Hollow Spheres and Nanocubes", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 361-363, pp. 2012-2015, 2012