Structure and properties of nanoporous FePt fabricated by dealloying a melt-spun Fe60Pt20B20 alloy and subsequent annealing

Dianguo Ma, Yingmin Wang, Yanhui Li, Rie Y. Umetsu, Shuli Ou, Kunio Yubuta, Wei Zhang

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A nanoporous FePt alloy has been fabricated by dealloying a melt-spun Fe60Pt20B20 alloy composed of nanoscale amorphous and face-centered-cubic FePt (fcc-FePt) phases in H2SO4 aqueous solution. The nanoporous alloy consists of single fcc-FePt phase with an Fe/Pt atomic ratio of about 55.3/44.7, and possesses a uniform interpenetrating ligament-channel structure with average ligament and pore sizes of 27 nm and 12 nm, respectively. The nanoporous fcc-FePt alloy shows soft magnetic characteristics with a saturation magnetization of 37.9 emu/g and better electrocatalytic activity for methanol oxidation than commercial Pt/C in acidic environment. The phase transformation from disordered fcc-FePt into ordered face-centered-tetragonal FePt (L10-FePt) in the nanoporous alloy has been realized after annealing at 823–943 K for 600 s. The volume fraction of the L10-FePt phase in the alloy increases with the rise of annealing temperature, which results in the enhancements of coercivity and saturation magnetization from 0.14 kOe and 38.5 emu/g to 8.42 kOe and 51.4 emu/g, respectively. The ligament size of the samples is increased after annealing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)128-133
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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