Effect of hexane on magnetic blocking behavior of FePt nanoparticles


ŞİMŞEK T., AKANSEL S., ÖZCAN Ş.

JOURNAL OF MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS, vol.324, no.22, pp.3924-3928, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

In this work effect of the carrier fluid, hexane, on the magnetic properties of 4.7 nm sized FePt nanoparticles is investigated. Nanoparticles are synthesized by chemical method. Structural and magnetic characterizations confirmed that samples are monodispersed with disordered face centered cubic (fcc) crystal structure and, magnetically, exhibit two blocking behaviors; the first is at 27 K and second at 110 K. Carrier fluid of particles, hexane, is found to influence the blocking of 7% of the total magnetic moments in the system by freezing at low temperatures resulting in a two blocking phenomena even for nanoparticles that are monodispersed with narrow particle size distribution. (c) 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.