Bulk FePt Fe3 Pt nanocomposite magnets prepared by spark plasma sintering

Chuan Bing Rong*, Vikas Nandwana, Narayan Poudyal, J. Ping Liu, Tetsuji Saito, Yaqiao Wu, Matthew J. Kramer

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FePt Fe3 Pt bulk nanocomposite magnets have been prepared by the spark plasma sintering of chemically synthesized FePt and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles under 100 MPa at 400-600 °C. It was found that the phase transition of the FePt compound from the face centered cubic to the L 10 started at 500 °C and was almost completed at 600 °C during the sintering. The activated atomic diffusion during the phase transition led to a significant increase in density. The density about 70% of the theoretical value has been obtained. Grain size of the sintered samples remains nanoscale even after a postannealing at 700 °C. Pressure rather than temperature was more effective in enhancing intergrain exchange coupling compared to temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number09K515
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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