Iron nitride nanoparticles by nanocluster deposition

Yun Hao Xu, Sean Hosein, Jack H. Judy, Jian Ping Wang

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Fe16 N2 has been reported to have a saturation magnetization as high as 2.8-3.0 T based on molecular beam epitaxy deposited single crystal film. We report on Fe nitride nanoparticles prepared with a gas-aggregation nanocluster deposition technique, which could potentially generate pure metastable Fe16 N2 phase nanoparticles. Nitrogen gas has been used to nitride the particles after they have been formed in the cluster source. X-ray diffraction patterns show a peak split of α-Fe (110) at 52.4°(2θ), which indicates the formation of Fe3 N phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number10F915
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2005

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Funding Information:
Authors thank Jiaoming Qiu and Dr. Jianmin Bai of MINT, ECE Dept. at the University of Minnesota for fruitful discussion and support. This work was supported partially by the Grant-in-aid fund from Graduate School at University of Minnesota.


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