Spin Dynamics in Hybrid Iron Oxide-Gold Nanostructures

Orlando T., Capozzi A., Umut E., Bordonali L., Mariani M., Galinetto P., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, cilt.119, sa.2, ss.1224-1233, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 119 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1021/jp509411v
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1224-1233


We report a broadband H-1 NMR study of the spin dynamics of coated maghemite and goldmaghemite hybrid nanostructures with two different geometries, namely dimers and coreshells. All the samples have a superparamagnetic behavior, displaying a blocking temperature (T-B similar to 80 K (maghemite), similar to 105 K (dimer), similar to 150 K (coreshell)), and the magnetization reversal time follows the VogelFulcher law. We observed three different anomalies in H-1 NMR T(1)1 versus T that decrease in amplitude when increasing the applied magnetic field. We suggest that the anomalies are related to three distinct system dynamics: molecular rotations of the organic groups (240 < T < 270 K), superparamagnetic spin blockage (100 < T < 150 K), and surfacecore spin dynamics (T < 25 K). By fitting the T(1)1 data with a heuristic model, we achieved a good agreement with magnetic relaxation data and literature values for methyl group rotation frequencies.