Synthesis and Characteristics of Multifunctional Magneto-luminescent Nanoparticles by an Ultrasonic Wave-assisted Stӧber Method


Multifunctional magneto-luminescent nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesised by an ultrasonic wave-assisted Stöber method. The multifunctional NPs are composed of magnetic NPs (Fe3O4) and photoluminescent quantum dots (QDs) (ZnS:Mn) in amorphous silica (SiO2) matrix, which was confirmed by X-ray diffraction, Raman scattering spectroscopy, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The multifunctional NPs have high saturation magnetisation at room temperature simultaneously with strong photoluminescence (PL) in visible light, which is promising for biomedical applications.