Preparation and Characterization of Gold-Loaded Magnetite/Silica Core-Shell Composites
The fabrication of gold-loaded magnetite/silica core-shell particles was presented in this paper. First, 250 nm of magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles were prepared by solvothermal reaction. Then, the Fe3O4 particles were coated by SiO2, and Au nanoparticles (AuNPs), respectively. The core-shell structure of these microspheres was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and Power X-ray diffraction (XRD). The magnetic property of the core-shell microspheres was investigated at room temperature. The results indicated that the core-shell composites had a well-retained high magnetic intensity, thus it can be easily separated from the mixture in less than a few minutes by simply using a magnet.
D. D. Huang et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Gold-Loaded Magnetite/Silica Core-Shell Composites", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 42, pp. 47-52, 2016