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Title: Magnetically self-assembled SrFe12O19/Fe-Co core/shell particles

Epitaxial growth to synthesize core/shell-structured materials is limited because large lattice mismatches are common between materials. Magnetically hard/soft, core/shell-structured materials can be potentially used for rare-earth free permanent magnets, but their synthesis presents a challenge. We report a wet chemistry method to synthesize core/shell structured particles consisting of a magnetically hard SrFe12O19 core and a soft Fe-Co shell, with a lattice mismatch of similar to 100%, which cannot be achieved by conventional epitaxial growth or other alternative methods. When decreasing the size of the magnetically soft Fe-Co nanoclusters to below 5 nm, we show that they can be magnetically attracted by the hard SrFe12O19 to form core/shell structured particles. An AC demagnetization experiment demonstrates the formation mechanism of the core/shell particles, and their magnetic hysteresis loop shows potential for use as rare-earth free permanent magnets. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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Journal Name: Materials Chemistry and Physics; Journal Volume: 152
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USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
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United States