[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Most conventional magnetic materials used in the electronic devices are
ferrites, which are composed of micrometer-size grains. But ferrites have small
saturation magnetization, therefore the performance at GHz frequencies is
rather poor. That is why functionalized nanocomposites comprising magnetic
nanoparticles (e.g. Fe, Co) with dimensions ranging from a few nm to 100 nm,
and embedded in dielectric matrices (e.g. silicon oxide, aluminium oxide) have
a significant potential for the electronics industry. When the size of the
nanoparticles is smaller than the critical size for multidomain formation,
these nanocomposites can be regarded as an ensemble of particles in
single-domain states and the losses (due for example to eddy currents) are
expected to be relatively small. Here we review the theory of magnetism in such
materials, and we present a novel measurement method used for the
characterization of the electromagnetic properties of composites with
nanomagnetic insertions. We also present a few experimental results obtained on
composites consisting of iron nanoparticles in a dielectric matrix.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Controlled formation of silver nanoparticle arrays with high particle density and short interparticle distances was achieved by using supramolecular nanotapes of PEO–oligopeptide conjugates as templates to direct the nucleation and growth of silver nanoparticles either from silver salt solutions followed by photoreduction, or from preformed fluorescent silver nanoclusters.