Publication details

Authors: Prodanov, M. F.; Kolosov, M. A.; Krivoshey, A. I.; Fedoryako, A. P.; Yarmolenko, S. N.; Semynozhenko, V. P.; Goodby, J. W.; Vashchenko, V. V. 
Title: Dispersion of magnetic nanoparticles in a polymorphic liquid crystal 
Type: Journal Article 
Publisher: Liquid Crystals 
Year: 2012 
Volume: 39 
Issue: 12 
Start Page: 1512 
End Page: 1526 
DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2012.725867 
Abstract: In order to enhance the phase stability of dispersions of magnetic nanoparticles (NPs) in a polymorphic liquid crystal, new ligands have been designed consisting of a terphenyl-based liquid crystalline core. The most stable dispersions were obtained with 7 nm super-paramagnetic Fe3O4 NPs decorated with the new ligands in place of 10 nm ferromagnetic CoFe2O4 spherical NPs. 
Keywords: liquid crystals, magnetic nanoparticles, ligands, dispersion, self-assembled monolayers, iron-oxide nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles, quantum dots, room-temperature, electric-field, acids, particles, behavior, stabilization