Highly stable FeCo/carbon composites: Magnetic properties and microwave response

M. H. Xu*, W. Zhong, Z. H. Wang, Chak Tong Au, Y. W. Du

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Highly steady composites of FeCo alloy and carbon nanotubes have been synthesized by in situ catalytic decomposition of benzene over FeCo alloy nanoparticles generated through procedures of sol-gel fabrication and hydrogen reduction. Magnetic measurement indicates that the coercivity (HC) increases with the rise of Co concentration and the saturation magnetization (MS) rises in the order of FeCo13@C<FeCo31@C<FeCo22@C. The complex permittivity and permeability of the composites indicates that the maximum reflection loss (RL) is -6.7 dB at 11.1 GHz at thickness of 1.5 mm for FeCo13@C, and as well as the electromagnetic wave absorption properties can be tuned by adjusting the composition of FeCo alloy and the absorption layer thickness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-20
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Composite
  • Electromagnetic wave absorption
  • FeCo alloy
  • Magnetism


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