Square plate shaped magnetite nanocrystals

Komogortsev, S., V; Stolyar, S., V; Chekanova, L. A.; Yaroslavtsev, R. N.; Bayukov, O. A.; et al. Journal Of Magnetism And Magnetic Materials. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2021.167730

Square plate shaped magnetite nanocrystals have been synthesized by chemical precipitation from solution using arabinogalactan. A high crystal quality was observed in the plate plane while, across the plate, there is some stratification. The magnetic hysteresis in such particles is determined by the bulk magnetocrystalline anisotropy, plate shape anisotropy, and surface magnetic anisotropy. It is shown using the micromagnetic simulation that the ferromagnetic square nanoplates exhibit the extraordinary magnetization switching anisotropy, which should be taken into account for understanding the hysteretic properties of the particles.