Ferromagnetic CoPt3 nanowires: Structural evolution from fcc to ordered L12

Ming Chen Hao, Fen Hsin Chia, Yuan Chen Po, Ru Shi Liu*, Shu Fen Hu, Chao Yuan Huang, Jyh Fu Lee, Ling Yun Jang

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This investigation demonstrates the magnetic properties and nanostructures of CoPt3 wire arrays that were fabricated by electrodeposition using a porous alumina template. The X-ray absorption analysis clearly verified the occurrence of a phase transition in CoPt3 nanowires. This phase transition significantly influences the magnetic properties and enhances coercivity and squareness. The phase transition of CoPt3 nanowires was from a random alloy distribution to anisotropically ordered CoPt3 (L12). The thermally induced phase transition of CoPt3 nanowires to ordered L12 CoPt3 through a "cluster-in-cluster" intermediate state via interdiffusion processes is revealed. The mechanism exhibited by these CoPt3 nanowires is proposed to explain the strong correlation between their magnetic character and their atomic distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15794-15801
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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