Department of Chemistry
Facile generation of L1(0)-FePt nanodot arrays from a nanopatterned metallopolymer blend of iron and platinum homopolymers
Hard ferromagnetic (L10 phase) FePt alloy nanoparticles (NPs) with extremely high magnetocrystalline anisotropy are considered to be one of the most promising candidates for the next generation of ultrahigh-density data storage system. The question of how to generate ordered patterns of L1 0-FePt NPs and how to transform the technology for practical applications represents a key current challenge. Here the direct synthesis of L10 phase FePt NPs by pyrolysis of Fe-containing and Pt-containing metallopolymer blend without post-annealing treatment is reported. Rapid single-step fabrication of large-area nanodot arrays (periodicity of 500 nm) of L10-ordered FePt NPs can also be achieved by employing the metallopolymer blend, which possesses excellent solubility in most organic solvents and good solution processability, as the precursor through nanoimprint lithography (NIL). Magnetic force microscopy (MFM) imaging of the nanodot pattern indicates that the patterned L10 phase FePt NPs are capable of exhibiting decent magnetic response, which suggests a great potential to be utilized directly in the fabrication of bit patterned media (BPM) for the next generation of magnetic recording technology. Rapid single-step fabrication of large-area nanodot arrays of L10-FePt nanoparticles (NPs) are achieved by employing a metallopolymer blend of individual Fe- and Pt-containing homopolymers as the precursor through nanoimprint lithography. Imaging of the nanodot pattern indicates that the patterned NPs exhibit a decent magnetic response, which suggests potential to be utilized directly in the fabrication of bit-patterned media for the next generation of magnetic recording technology. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
bit patterned media, FePt nanoparticles, magnetic data recording, metallopolymers, nanoimprint lithography
Source Publication Title
Advanced Functional Materials
Link to Publisher's Edition
Dong, Qingchen, Guijun Li, Cheuk-Lam Ho, Chi-Wah Leung, Philip Wing-Tat Pong, Ian Manners, and Wai-Yeung Wong. "Facile generation of L1(0)-FePt nanodot arrays from a nanopatterned metallopolymer blend of iron and platinum homopolymers." Advanced Functional Materials 24.6 (2014): 857-862.