A Novel Approach to Synthesis of FePt Magnetic Nanoparticles


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Chemical reduction of ferric acetylacetonate (Fe(acac)3) and platinum acetylacetonate (Pt(acac)2) using polyol as a reducing agent as well as an effective surfactant, has successfully yielded monodisperse FePt nanoparticles with a size of approximately 2 nm. When annealed samples were compared to FePt nanoparticles synthesized using oleic acid and oleylamine as the surfactants under identical conditions, nearly 30% increase in coercivity (Hc) was achieved with the new, simple and economic method.



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K. E. Elkins et al., "A Novel Approach to Synthesis of FePt Magnetic Nanoparticles", Journal of Nano Research, Vol. 1, pp. 23-30, 2008

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January 2008


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