Controlled synthesis of different types iron oxides nanocrystals in paraffin oil.

Monodisperse Fe3O4 and FeO nanocrystals (NCs) with different sizes (from 10 nm to 50 nm) and different shapes (cube, sphere, and ellipsoid) were synthesized by simply adjusting reaction temperature or molar ratio of Fe/oleic acid (OA) during the decomposition of FeO(OH) in noncoordinating solvent. The concentration of OA affected the nucleation and growth… (More)