Morphology, Chemical Composition, and Magnetic Properties of Arc Discharge Fe–C Soot

  • Sergey A. NovopashinEmail author
  • Marina A. Serebryakova
  • Alexey V. Zaikovskii
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 186)


The present research aims of elaborating a new manufacturing technology of magnetic nanoparticles for ferrofluid applications. Composite Fe–C anode sputtering in a low-pressure arc discharge has been used to produce Fe-containing nanoparticles on a carbon matrix. The chemical composition and size distribution function of iron containing nanoparticles have been measured. The sizes of Fe-containing nanoparticles are of 3–12 nm: chemical composition includes iron and iron carbide. It was shown that the powder is a superparamagnetic material. The stable ferrofluid, based on synthesised magnetic nanoparticles on a carbon matrix in water with nonoxynol-9 as surfactant, has been manufactured. The value of saturation magnetization on the level of 30 KA/m has been obtained.


Arc discharge soot Magnetic nanoparticles Ferrofluids 



This research was funded by Russian Scientific Foundation, Project No №14-19-01379


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergey A. Novopashin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marina A. Serebryakova
    • 1
  • Alexey V. Zaikovskii
    • 1
  1. 1.Kutateladze Institute of ThermophysicsNovosibirskRussia

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