Synthesis and Characterization of FePt Nanoparticle/Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites
We report the synthesis and characterization of FePt nanoparticles (NPs)/single walled carbon nanotube (SWNTs) nanocomposites, which might have important potential applications to orient CNTs and the development of new catalysts. The crystallite size of FePt NPs is about 2.5-4 nm and the Fe atom content ranges from 50% to 65%. HiPCO SWNTs have been decorated with FePt nanoparticles under mild conditions without any pretreatment. When the bundle size of HiPCO SWNTs is about 20 nm, FePt NPs mostly attach on the sidewalls of SWNTs. The loading of FePt nanoparticles on the SWNTs bundles can be conveniently controlled by adjusting the initial amount of FePt NPs. The nanocomposite showed magnetic properties in a magnetic field. TEM, HRTEM, and EDS spectra were performed to observe the nanostructure of these nanocomposites.
Hyungsun Kim, JienFeng Yang, Tohru Sekino and Soo Wohn Lee
Y. Wang et al., "Synthesis and Characterization of FePt Nanoparticle/Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 620-622, pp. 505-508, 2009