Carbon/Fe-Ni-Cu alloy composites were synthesized by carbonization of organometallic polymers obtained from ion exchanged chelate resins. The carbonization was performed at 900 °C in a N2 gas flow. The composition of the Fe-Ni-Cu alloy in a carbon matrix can be controlled by the adjusting solution compositions in the ion exchange process. The carbon obtained from the organometallic polymer was crystallized to a turbostratic structure. X-ray diffraction patterns revealed that the Cu, Fe and Ni elements in the ion exchanged chelate resins were crystallized to a Fe-Ni-Cu alloy after carbonization at 900°C. This result indicates that the formation of the ternary alloy in the carbon matrix is coincident with the crystallization of the well-ordered turbostratic structure of the carbon matrix. The alloy particles with an average size of about 200-700 nm were widely dispersed in the carbon matrix. The saturation magnetization and coercivity of the composites depended on the alloy composition. The saturation magnetization and coercivity of the carbon/Fe0.52Ni0.42Cu0.06 alloy composite were 7.9 emu/g and 167 Oe, respectively.
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|Published - Jul 24 2006
|6th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, PacRim6 - Maui, HI, United States
Duration: Sept 11 2005 → Sept 16 2005
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry