Synthesis of FeCo magnetic nanoalloys and investigation of heating properties for magnetic fluid hyperthermia

Celik O., Firat T.

JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, vol.456, pp.11-16, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 456
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2018.01.090
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-16


In this study, size controlled FeCo colloidal magnetic nanoalloys in the range of 11.5-37.2 nm were synthesized by surfactant assistant ball milling method. Magnetic separation technique was performed subsequent to synthesis process so as to obtain magnetic nanoalloy fluid with narrow size distribution. Particle distribution was determined by transmission electron microscope (TEM) while X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements verified FeCo alloy formation as BCC structure. Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) method was used to investigate magnetic properties of nanoalloys. Maximum saturation magnetization and maximum coercivity were obtained as 172 Am-2/kg for nanoparticles with the mean size of 37.2 nm and 19.4 mT for nanoparticles with the mean size of 13.3 nm, respectively. The heating ability of FeCo magnetic nanoalloys was determined through calorimetrical measurements for magnetic fluid hyperthermia (MFH) applications. Heat generation mechanisms were investigated by using linear response theory and Stoner-Wohlfarth (S-W) model. Specific absorption rate (SAR) values were obtained in the range of 2-15 W/g for magnetic field frequency of 171 kHz and magnetic field strength in between 6 and 14 mT. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.