Electrical transport properties in passivated magnetic small iron particles

Xixiang Zhang*, H. Liu, K. K. Fung, B. X. Qin

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Electrical transport properties of a sample composed of small iron particles of several tens nm was studied in the temperature range 1.8-300 K. TEM study indicates that each small particle is covered with a very homogeneous epitaxial γ-Fe2O3 shell that prevents further oxidization of the metal particles. The temperature dependence of resistivity R(T) and the field-dependent current density in the high-field range can be well described by the theory of fluctuation-induced tunneling conduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventThe 5th International Conference on Electrical Transport and Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Media (ETOPIM5) - Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jun 21 1999Jun 25 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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