Preparation of FePt nanowires by thermal decomposition of the solution mixture of equimolar Fe(CO)5 and Pt(acac)2 in n-octylamine will be presented in this account. The nanowires with the average diameter about 2 nm and the length of several hundred nanometers were characterized by TEM, EDS, XRD. It is believed that FePt nanowires were generated via the catalytic solution-liquid-solid (S-L-S) synthetic approach. This process is strongly dependent on the solvent and barely on the reaction temperature and the concentrations of precursors.
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