Molybdenum disulfide (MoS 2 ) monolayers decorated with ferromagnetic CoFe nanoparticles on the edges were synthesized through a one-step pyrolysis of precursor molecules in an argon atmosphere. The CoFe precursor was spin coated on the MoS 2 monolayer grown on Si/SiO 2 substrates. Highly-ordered, body-centered cubic (bcc) CoFe nanoparticles were revealed under optimized pyrolysis conditions, possessing coercivity up to 1000 Oe at room temperature. The CoFe nanoparticles were well-positioned along the edge sites of MoS 2 monolayers. The vibration modes of Mo and S atoms were confined after the decoration by CoFe nanoparticles, as characterized by Raman shift spectroscopy. The sizes of nanoparticles growing on the MoS 2 monolayers are more uniform than those from other preparation routines. Finally, the optimized pyrolysis temperature and conditions provide recipes for decorating related noble metal catalytic materials.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Polymers and Plastics
- Metals and Alloys