Facile Assembly of Aligned Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains in Polymer Nanocomposite Films by Magnetic Flow Coating.

@article{Yuan2017FacileAO,
  title={Facile Assembly of Aligned Magnetic Nanoparticle Chains in Polymer Nanocomposite Films by Magnetic Flow Coating.},
  author={Hongyi Yuan and Irina J Zvonkina and Abdullah M. Al-Enizi and Ahmed A Elzatahry and Jeffrey Pyun and Alamgir Karim},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 12},
  pages={
          11290-11298
        }
}
Magnetic nanoparticle chains are found in biosystems, such as in the brain of migratory birds. Inspired by natural assemblies, in a novel approach, the facile assembly of magnetically aligned polymer grafted cobalt nanoparticle (MPGNP) chains in thin polymer films was accomplished by using low strength permanent magnets directly during the flow-casting… CONTINUE READING