Doctoral Dissertations

Synthesis, characterization and applications of magnetite nanoparticles


"In the past few years, the synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles has received considerable attention due to their potential use in clinical applications. Since the properties of these nanoparticles depend strongly on their size, shape and crystallinity, there is a need for a general method to produce these particles with a controlled size, shape and crystal type. Of the many magnetic materials (Co, Ni, and Fe), the magnetite (Fe₃O₄) is least toxic and hence most promising for applications in medical diagnostics"--Abstract, page iv.


Sitton, Oliver C., 1951-

Committee Member(s)

Xing, Yangchuan
Miller, F. Scott, 1956-
Henthorn, David
Book, Neil L.


Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • One-pot synthesis of amine-functionalized magnetite nanoparticles
  • Modeling of separation and size fractionation of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Effect of ionic strength and cation valency on the shape of iron oxide nanoparticles


xii, 82 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2007 Vikram Kumar Kanmukhla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Iron oxides
Nanocrystals -- Synthesis
Nanostructured materials -- Synthesis

Thesis Number

T 9313

Print OCLC #


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