Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published by American Institute of Physics. J. Applied Physics 93, 7571-7573 (2003). ©2003 American Institute of Physics. Permission to use.


The synthesis of hard-magnetic CoPt nanoparticle films by hydrogen reduction of Co nitride and Pt chloride mixture is reported. Thin porous alumina films are adopted as the carrier of the initial aqueous solution and of the final reducing products of CoPt nanoparticles. It is found that chemical ordering of L0–CoPt occurs above 400 °C. Partial phase transformation occurs in the alumina substrate when the treatment temperature is higher than 600 °C. The film coercivity increases with increasing annealing temperature and reaches a maximum value of 24.2 kOe when the reduction is carried out at 700 °C for 2 h.

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