A novel approach to synthesis of fept magnetic nanoparticles

Kevin E. Elkins, Girija S. Chaubey, Vikas Nandwana, J. Ping Liu*

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nano Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Iron-platinum
  • Magnetism
  • Monodispersion
  • Nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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