Date of this Version
AIP Advances 9, 125144 (2019)
We have investigated the structural and magnetic properties of Co1-xVx nanoparticles (NPs) with composition x = 0.25 (stoichiometric) and 0.29 (under-stoichiometric) prepared by the cluster-beam deposition (CBD) technique. Our data shows that the as-made Co1-xVx NPs are a mixture of the high-temperature phase (HTP) and the low-temperature phase (LTP) of Co3V and the particles are superparamagnetic at room temperature (RT) with blocking temperatures (TB) of 90 and 137 K for x = 0.25 and 0.29, respectively. This behavior contrasts with the bulk which are paramagnetic down to 4.2 K. When the Co75V25 NPs are annealed at 573 K, they undergo a phase separation into a mixture of phases and become ferromagnetic at room temperature with Curie temperature (Tc) of 515 K.