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Structure of Fe–Pt alloy included carbon nanocapsules synthesized by an electric plasma discharge in an ultrasonic cavitation field of liquid ethanol

Sergiienko, Ruslan and Kim, Sunghoon and Shibata, Etsuro and Nakamura, Takashi (2010) Structure of Fe–Pt alloy included carbon nanocapsules synthesized by an electric plasma discharge in an ultrasonic cavitation field of liquid ethanol. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 12 (2). pp. 481-491.

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Abstract

For the first time Fe–Pt alloy included carbon nanocapsules were synthesized by an electric plasma discharge in an ultrasonic cavitation field of liquid ethanol. This contrasts the extensively used chemical synthesis methods which produce uncoated Fe–Pt alloy nanoparticles. We proposed that the as-synthesized Fe–Pt alloy included carbon nanocapsules are potentially useful in biomedical applications. Thereby an aim of this work was to coat the Fe–Pt alloy nanoparticles by graphite shells using plasma discharge in liquid ethanol and to study the structure and magnetic properties of the carbon encapsulated Fe–Pt alloy nanoparticles. The core– shell structured nanoparticles were characterized by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. These methods revealed the presence of a disordered face-centered cubic (fcc) structure (cFe, Pt) in the cores of the as-synthesized carbon nanocapsules. The as-synthesized carbon nanocapsules showed the soft magnetic character at room temperature. These carbon nanocapsules may provide a new approach in the transport and delivery of anticancer drugs.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:8204
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:10 Feb 2010 10:02
Last Modified:16 Feb 2010 04:09

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