Author(s) Lee, J.; Hwang, T.Y.; Kang, M.Kyu; Cho, H.B.; Kim, J.; Myung, N.V.; Choa, Y.H.
Journal Front Chem
Date Published 2018

High-throughput synthesis of Samarium-Cobalt sub-micron fibers with controlled composition and dimension was demonstrated by combining electrospinning and reduction-diffusion processes. The composition of fibers was readily varied (8 < Sm < 20 at.%) by adjusting precursor composition whereas the diameter of fibers was precisely controlled by varying electrospinning parameters (e.g., applied voltage, solution feed rate, temperature, and humidity) to reach single-domain size. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed that single phase SmCofibers were synthesized when the metal precursor ratio (Sm/(Sm+Co)) was precisely controlled at 10.6%, whereas mixed phases (i.e., Co-SmCoor SmCo-SmCo) were observed when the ratio is deviated from the stoichiometric. Magnetic saturation () of the synthesized fibers monotonically decreased with an increased in Sm content. In contrast, coercivity () monotonically increased with an increase in Sm content.

DOI 10.3389/fchem.2018.00018
ISSN 2296-2646
Citation Front Chem. 2018;6:18.

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