CoPt nanoparticles by a modified polyol process

Boo Hyun An, Jun Hua Wu, Hong Ling Liu, Seung Pil Ko, Jae Seon Ju, Young Keun Kim

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We synthesized monodisperse CoPt nanoparticles by a modified polyol process, in which Co(acac)3 and Pt(acac)2 were co-reduced by a diol in the presence of PVP surfactants at high temperature (acac = acetylacetonate, PVP = polyvinylpyrrolidone). It is found that the CoPt nanoparticles assume a face-centered cubic phase and possess high crystallinity, with a particle size of 5.3 nm and a tight size distribution. The nanoparticles show superparamagnetism in the as-synthesized state and become ferromagnetic after annealing. The magnetization process of the nanoparticles prior to heat treatment was analyzed by the Langevin equation and their effective magnetic particle size was thus obtained, in close approximation to the results from the XRD and TEM observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Research Foundation Grants KRF-2005-210-D00023 and KRF-2004-005-D00057, by the Grant A050750 of the Korea Health 21 R&D Project, Ministry of Health & Welfare, and by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through the National Research Laboratory Program funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (No. M10500000105-05J0000-10510).


  • CoPt
  • Magnetic
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polyol
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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