Compositional control of FexPt(1-x) nanowires by electrodeposition

J. P. Xu, Z. Z. Zhang, B. Ma, Q. Y. Jin

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FexPt(1-x) nanowire arrays embedded in porous alumina membranes with controlled diameters and high aspect ratios were fabricated by the pulse electrodeposition method in a novel bath with a simple composition. The composition of FexPt(1-x) nanowires can be highly controlled by the negative deposition voltage and the pulse duration. A growth mode of alternating Fe and Pt composition within wires is observed for electrodeposition in different periods of pulse time. The space separation between the iron-rich layer and the platinum-rich layer contributes to the relatively low coercivity of FexPt(1-x) nanowire arrays with an atomic ratio of 1:1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number07B704
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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