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Understanding the relationship between synthesis, structure and properties of magnetic nanoparticles

PhD defence, Friday 26 March 2021, Jennifer Hoelscher

2021.03.26 | Mie Meulengracht Christensen

Jennifer Hoelscher

During her PhD studies, Jennifer Hoelscher has investigated magnetic ferrite nanoparticles. The magnetic properties of a material depend on its structure on several length scales, from atomic to microstructure, and therefore knowledge of the material’s structure is required to enhance the magnetic properties. Jennifer has characterized the materials using powder X-ray and neutron diffraction and related the findings to the measured magnetic properties.

The new research findings show how the magnetic properties of ferrites can be tuned by using tailored synthesis and annealing treatments, which affect the structure and therefore the magnetic properties of the ferrite nanoparticles.

The PhD study was completed at iNANO and the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 26 March 2021 at 13:15
Place: The PhD defence will be held online.
To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to j.hoelscher@inano.au.dk 
Title of PhD thesis: Synthesis, structure and properties of magnetic ferrites – In situ and ex situ powder diffraction studies
Contact information: Jennifer Hoelscher, e-mail: j.hoelscher@inano.au.dk
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Paul Attfield, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Professor Olivier Isnard, Institut Néel du CNRS, University Grenoble Alpes, France
Associate professor Victoria Birkedal (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Associate professor Mogens Christensen, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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