Ahmed, Jahangeer and Kumar, Bharat and Mugweru, Amos M. and Trinh, Phong and Ramanujachary, Kandalam V. and Lofland, Samuel E. and -, Govind and Ganguli, Ashok K. (2010) Binary Fe−Co Alloy Nanoparticles Showing Significant Enhancement in Electrocatalytic Activity Compared with Bulk Alloys. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (44). pp. 18779-18784. ISSN 1932-7447

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Microemulsion-based synthesis of Fe−Co alloy nanoparticles has been reported for the first time. Spherical, uniform, and highly monodisperse nanoparticles of Fe75Co25, Fe67Co33, Fe50Co50, and Fe33Co67 with an average size of 20, 25, 10, and 40 nm, respectively, were synthesized. These nanoparticles crystallize in a body-centered cubic cell. A higher cobalt content led to the formation of biphasic mixtures. Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy studies confirmed the Fe/Co ratios. Nanoparticles of the Fe33Co67 alloy show higher hydrogen and oxygen evolution efficiencies (over 100 times) compared with other Fe−Co alloys of nanocrystalline or bulk form. The Fe−Co alloy nanoparticles also show ferromagnetism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Materials Science
Depositing User: Ms Neetu Chandra
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 05:57
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2012 05:57
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/30

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