Isolated monodisperse L10 FePt nanoparticles coated by carbon were obtained by adding enough surfactants that decomposed into carbon after the chemical synthesis and postannealing of the A1 FePt nanoparticles. The effect of isolation between FePt nanoparticles on the phase transition temperature and magnetic properties has been studied systematically by thermal, magnetic, and structural characterizations and analyses. It was found that the A1 to L1 0 phase transition temperature is dependent sensitively on the amount of isolation medium. The transition temperature shift reaches 150-200°C from nonisolated particle assemblies to completely isolated particles, which may be attributed to the high activation energy of the phase transformation for the isolated particles.
- Isolated L1 FePt nanoparticles
- Magnetic hardening
- Magnetocrystalline anisotropy
- Phase transformation
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- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering