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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 902538, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/902538
Review Article

Review on the Synthesis and Applications of Nanomaterials

1College of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanyang Normal University, Nanyang, Henan 473061, China
2Center of Analysis and Testing, Nanyang Normal University, Nanyang, Henan 473061, China

Received 17 January 2013; Accepted 16 February 2013

Academic Editor: Jianmin Ma

Copyright © 2013 Xiaodi Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Recently, Fe3O4 nanomaterials have attracted tremendous attention because of their favorable electric and magnetic properties. Fe3O4 nanostructures with various morphologies have been successfully synthesized and have been used in many fields such as lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), wastewater treatment, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents. In this paper, we provide an in-depth discussion of recent development of Fe3O4 nanomaterials, including their effective synthetic methods and potential applications.