Size and shape control of monodisperse FePt nanoparticles

Vikas Nandwana, Kevin E. Elkins, Narayan Poudyal, Girija S. Chaubey, Kazuaki Yano, J. Ping Liu*

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Morphological control of FePt nanoparticles has been systematically studied. By varying synthetic parameters including precursors, solvents, amount of surfactants, and heating rate of the solution, the particle size from 2 to 9 nm can be tuned with 1 nm accuracy. While most particles are spherical in shape, cubic particles can be obtained when particles are greater than 7 nm. Rod-shape nanoparticles have also been obtained. The as-synthesized nanoparticles are found to be superparamagnetic at room temperature and their blocking temperature is size dependent that increases with particle size. After annealing in a reducing atmosphere, the nanoparticles form hard magnetic films with ordered fct structure and high coercivity up to 2.7 T.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4185-4189
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 22 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • General Energy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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