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Fe-Co alloy nanoparticles of different compositions (Fe content of 76, 51, and 30 at%), along with pure Fe and Co nanoparticles, were prepared by pulsed-laser inert gas condensation, consisting in laser ablation of Fe-Co alloy targets under helium atmosphere. From the morphological point of view, the obtained nanoparticles have nearly spherical shape, follow a lognormal size distribution and exhibit little aggregation. X-ray diffraction and high-resolution electron microscopy coupled with electron energy loss spectroscopy show that the Fe-Co nanoparticles are single crystals with body-centered cubic structure. Furthermore, in the majority of nanoparticles the composition is highly uniform across the whole diameter and there is little variation in composition from one nanoparticle to another. Exposure to non-inert atmosphere leads to the formation of a core@shell metal@oxide morphology characterized by a spinel …
Publication date: 
4 Sep 2021

Nicola Patelli, Francesco Cugini, Di Wang, Samuele Sanna, Massimo Solzi, Horst Hahn, Luca Pasquini

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Pages: 161863
Journal of Alloys and Compounds