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


  • CoPt
  • Magnetic
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polyol
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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