Synthesis and stabilization of FeCo nanoparticles

Girija S. Chaubey, Carlos Barcena, Narayan Poudyal, Chuanbing Rong, Jinming Gao, Shouheng Sun, J. Ping Liu

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Monodisperse spherical FeCo nanoparticles were synthesized by reduction decomposition of Fe(acac)3 and Co(acac)2 in the presence of surfactants and 1,2-hexadecanediol. The particle size can be controlled by varying the surfactants. The presence of surfactants on the surface of the nanocrystal protects them from surface oxidation. The saturation magnetization of as-synthesized particles is found to be size dependent. The as-synthesized FeCo nanoparticles can be made air-stable by annealing at 500 °C for 30 min without causing particles sintering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7214-7215
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 13 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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