Fe3Se4 nanostructures with giant coercivity synthesized by solution chemistry

Hongwang Zhang, Gen Long, Da Li, Renat Sabirianov, Hao Zeng

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Fe3Se4 nanostructures have been synthesized by a one-pot high-temperature organic-solution-phase method. The size of these nanostructures can be tuned from 50 to 500 nm, and their shapes can be varied from nanosheets and nanocacti to nanoplatelets. These nanostructures exhibit hard magnetic properties, with giant coercivity values reaching 40 kOe at 10 K and 4 kOe at room temperature. The estimated magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant is 6 × 106 erg cm-3, comparable to that of hexagonal close-packed cobalt. The magnetic properties can be further tuned by substituting Fe ions by other transition-metal elements such as Co.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3769-3774
Number of pages6
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 23 2011


  • FeSe
  • ferrimagnetic
  • hard magnetic materials
  • magnetic nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


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