Synthesis, properties, and applications of iron nanoparticles.

  title={Synthesis, properties, and applications of iron nanoparticles.},
  author={Dale L Huber},
  volume={1 5},
Iron, the most ubiquitous of the transition metals and the fourth most plentiful element in the Earth's crust, is the structural backbone of our modern infrastructure. It is therefore ironic that as a nanoparticle, iron has been somewhat neglected in favor of its own oxides, as well as other metals such as cobalt, nickel, gold, and platinum. This is unfortunate, but understandable. Iron's reactivity is important in macroscopic applications (particularly rusting), but is a dominant concern at… CONTINUE READING