Interparticle interactions in magnetic nanoparticles are studied by dc and ac magnetization measurements. For non-interacting nanoparticles, while the anisotropy constant of the nanoparticles K eff 1.6 × 10 5 erg/cm 3 is accurately determined by fitting zero-field-cooled and field-cooled measurements, we show that K eff values deduced only from time relaxation measurements must require simultaneous adjustments of the complex susceptibility by taking into account the size distribution of nanoparticles. This leads to K eff 1.7 × 10 5 erg/cm 3 in agreement with dc measurements. For interacting nanoparticles, comparisons with theoretical models show that energies due to magnetic dipolar interactions can only be predicted for weak and moderate interactions.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)