Porous Iron oxide nanorods and their photothermal applications

George Larsen, Weijie Huang, Yiping Zhao, Simona E.Hunyadi Murph

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Iron oxide is a unique semiconductor material, either as a single nanoparticle, or as a component of multifunctional nanoparticles. Its desirable properties, abundance, non-toxicity, and excellent magnetic properties make it a valuable for many applications. Porous iron oxide nanorods are able to transduce light into heat through the photothermal effect. Photothermal heating arises from the energy dissipated during light absorption leading to rapid temperature rise in close proximity to the surface of the nanoparticle. The heating effect can be efficiently harnessed to drive/promote different physical phenomena. In this report, we describe the synthesis and properties of porous Fe3O4 for photothermal applications. We then demonstrate their use as photothermally enhanced and recyclable materials for environmental remediation through sorption processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanophotonic Materials XIII
EditorsGilles Lerondel, Taleb Mokari, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Stefano Cabrini
ISBN (Electronic)9781510602298
StatePublished - 2016
EventNanophotonic Materials XIII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2016Aug 31 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherNanophotonic Materials XIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • FeO
  • Photothermal
  • adsorption
  • co-deposition
  • dynamic shadowing growth
  • iron oxide
  • magnetite
  • methylene blue
  • nanorods
  • oblique angle deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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