Room temperature ferromagnetism in Fe3O4 nanoparticle-embedded polymer semiconductors

Wei Yang Chou, Po Hsiang Fang, Wen Chieh Chiang, Horng Long Cheng

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We succeeded in efficiently fabricating polymer magnetic semiconductor thin films composed of poly(3-hexylthiophene-2,5-diyl) (P3HT) and Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles at ambient temperature. A strong magnetic signal was observed with a magnetic force microscope after the application of a magnetic field to the P3HT film with embedded Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles. The polymer magnetic semiconductor had an obvious ferrimagnetic hysteresis curve, which was measured using a superconducting quantum interference device at room temperature, and its coercivity was 300 Oe, which indicated strong spin coupling between P3HT molecules and Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number110750
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Aug

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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