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Thermal Plasma Synthesis of Fe-Co Alloy Nanoparticles



J H. Scott, Z Turgut, K Chowdary, M E. McHenry, S. A. Majetich


FeCo nanoparticles are synthesized in a radio frequency (RF) plasma torch from metal powder precursors and simple gases. The first precursor consists of pre-alloyed FeCo powder; the second precursor is a mixture of elemental Fe and Co powders. A protective carbon coating on the particles is achieved by injection of acetylene gas into the plasma. X-ray diffraction reveals excellent phase purity, low carbon concentration, and minimal oxidation. Analytical electron microscopy is used to examine the nanocomposite morphology and composition of individual nanoparticles. Both synthesis routes produce alloy product, but nanoparticles produced from pre-alloyed precursors exhibit smaller variations in Fe/Co ratio than particles produced from elemental powders.
Materials Research Society Symposium


cobalt iron alloy, electron microscopy, magnetic nanoparticles, plasma torch, thermal plasma synthesis


Scott, J. , Turgut, Z. , Chowdary, K. , McHenry, M. and Majetich, S. (1998), Thermal Plasma Synthesis of Fe-Co Alloy Nanoparticles, Materials Research Society Symposium (Accessed June 25, 2024)


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Created June 1, 1998, Updated February 17, 2017