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Structural study of bimetallic Cox Rh1-x nanoparticles: Size and composition effects

Fromen, M.C., Lecante, P., Casanove, M.J., Guillemaud, P.B., Zitoun, D., Amiens, C., Chaudret, B., Respaud, M., Benfield, Robert E. (2004) Structural study of bimetallic Cox Rh1-x nanoparticles: Size and composition effects. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, . ISSN 0163-1829. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.69.235416) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The structure of ultrafine bimetallic CoxRh1?x nanoparticles synthesized in mild conditions by codecomposition of organometallic precursors in the presence of a polymer or a ligand has been studied using high-resolution electron microscopy and wide-angle x-ray scattering techniques. While pure rhodium particles exhibit the main structural features of a face centered cubic (fcc), alloying with cobalt induces a progressive loss of periodicities, leading in high-cobalt-content particles to a polytetrahedral structure close to the one already encountered in pure-cobalt particles. When increasing the synthesis temperature, the polytetrahedral structure remains remarkably stable, while particles with higher rhodium content clearly evolve towards perfect fcc. Increasing the size of the particles up to 5–6nm stabilizes the structural phases encountered in the phase diagram of the bulk alloy. Different element-sensitive techniques, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (XANES and EXAFS) and energy-filtering transmission electron microscopy, have also been implemented in order to get chemical information. Evidence is given for a cobalt surface segregation in these bimetallic particles, highly favorable for magnetic-moment enhancement.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.235416
Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Michael Woods
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 16:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:50 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60933 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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