Nanoparticles are of great scientific interest as they have high surface area to volume ratio, excellent optical properties and good diffusion properties, particularly at high temperatures.
Samarium is paramagnetic at room temperature, and can withstand high temperatures without losing its magnetic properties. Samarium nanoparticles are used in lightweight electronic equipment where functionality at high temperature is a major concern.
The chemical properties of samarium nanoparticles are outlined in the following table.
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The physical properties of samarium nanoparticles are given in the following table.
The thermal properties of samarium nanoparticles are provided in the table below.
Samarium nanoparticles can be synthesized by using bioreduction method where pH conditions play a vital role in controlling the size of the produced clusters.
The key applications of samarium nanoparticles are listed below:
- Fluorescent labels
- Dopants in glass
- Coatings, plastics, nanowires, nanofibers and textiles.