Formation of Fe-Pt intermetallic phase in nanostructures by electron-beam-induced deposition and postdeposition alloying processes

W. Zhang, R. Che, M. Takeguchi, Masayuki Shimojo, K. Furuya

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It was found that Fe and Pt can be successfully alloyed in rod-like nanostructures by electron-beam-induced deposition (EBID) using a Fe(CO) 5 precursor in an ultrahigh vacuum scanning electron microscope (SEM), followed by a 600°C vacuum heating of the deposit and a subsequent surface platinum coating and a further 600-700°C annealing treatment. By using high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), image simulation and energy dispersion X-ray spectra analysis, L12-type intermetallic FePt3 phase occurred in the nanostructure formed by the aforementioned EBID and postdeposition alloying processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1527-1529
Number of pages3
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number12-13
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec
Externally publishedYes



  • Electron-beam-induced deposition (EBID)
  • FePt
  • Nanostructures
  • Postdeposition alloying processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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