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dc.contributor.author Elkins, Kevin Eugene en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-08T02:31:14Z
dc.date.submitted April 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2065 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/971
dc.description.abstract Fabrication of chemically disordered FePt particles ranging from 2 - 9 nm with a precision of 1 nm has been achieved through modification of key process variables including surfactant concentration, heating rates and the type of iron precursor. In addition, the shape evolution of the FePt nanoparticles during particle growth can be manipulated to give cubic or rod geometries through changes to the surfactant injection sequence and solvent system. The primary method for synthesis of the disordered FePt nanoparticles is the polyol reduction reported by Fievet et al., which has been modified and used extensively for synthesis of diff ering nanoparticle systems. Our procedures use platinum acetylacetonate, iron pentacarbonyl or ferric acetylacetonate as precursors for the FePt alloy, oleic acid and oleyl amine for the surfactants, 1,2-hexadecanediol to assist with the reduction of the precursors and either dioctyl ether or phenyl ether for the solvent system. For iron pentacarbonyl based reactions, adjustment of heating rates to reflux temperatures from 1 - 15 oC per minute allows control of FePt particle diameters from 3 - 8 nm. Substitution of iron pentacarbonyl with ferric acetylacetonate as the iron source results in 2 nm particles. A high platinum to surfactant ratio of 10 to 1 will yield 9 nm FePt particles when iron pentacarbonyl is used as the precursor. For use of these particles in advanced applications, the synthesized particles must be transformed to the L1o phase through annealing at temperatures above 500oC. Inhibition of particle sintering can be avoided through dispersion in a NaCl matrix at a weight ratio of 400 to 1 salt to fcc FePt particles. Production of L1o FePt nanoparticles with high magnetic anisotropy with this process has been successful, allowing the original size and size distribution of the particles. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Liu, J. Ping en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Materials Science & Engineering en_US
dc.title Fabrication Of FePt Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles en_US
dc.type Ph.D. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Liu, J. Ping en_US
dc.degree.department Materials Science & Engineering en_US
dc.degree.discipline Materials Science & Engineering en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level doctoral en_US
dc.degree.name Ph.D. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=4898
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