Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2009, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (01): 145-149.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20090126

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Sol-Gel Template Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetoelectric CoFe2O4/BaTiO3 Nanotubes

HUA Zheng-He; LI Dong; FU Hao   

  1. Department of Physics, Huaiyin Teachers College, Huaian 223001, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China; Department of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaian 223001, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2008-07-14 Revised:2008-09-17 Published:2008-12-31
  • Contact: HUA Zheng-He

Abstract: Magnetoelectric CoFe2O4/BaTiO3 composite nanotubes with lengths of about 100 μm and diameters of about 100, 200, and 300 nmwere prepared by a sol-gel template method. The coexistence of spinel CoFe2O4 (CFO) and perovskite BaTiO3 (BTO) phases in the composite (CFO/BTO) nanotubes was revealed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) patterns. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) confirmed that the nanocomposite had a tubular microstructure. Magnetic properties of the CFO/BTO composite nanotubes were similar to the properties of pure CFO nanotubes. The ferroelectric properties of the composite nanotubes were equivalent to the ferroelectric properties of pure BTO nanotubes.

Key words: Sol-gel template method, Composite nanotube, Magnetic property, Ferroelectricity