Investigation of pyrolysis temperature in the one-step synthesis of L10 FePt nanoparticles from a FePt-containing metallopolymer

Qingchen Dong, Guijun Li, Hua Wang, Philip Wing-Tat Pong, Chi Wah Leung, Ian Manners, Cheuk Lam Ho, Hua Li, Wai Yeung Wong

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Ferromagnetic (L10 phase) FePt alloy nanoparticles (NPs) with extremely high magnetocrystalline anisotropy are considered to be very promising candidates for the next generation of ultrahigh-density data storage systems. The question of how to generate L10 FePt NPs with high coercivity, controllable size, and a narrow size distribution is a challenge. We report here a single-step fabrication of L10 FePt NPs by employing one of the two new polyferroplatinyne bimetallic polymers as precursors. The influence of the pyrolysis temperature on the size and magnetic properties of the resulting FePt alloy NPs has been investigated in detail.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)734-741
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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