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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00609

Impregnation of high-magnetization FeCo nanoparticles in mesoporous silicon: an experimental approach

Mathieu Lepesant1,  Benjamin Bardet2, 3,  Lise-Marie Lacroix1,  Pierre Fau1, Cyril Garnero1, Bruno Chaudret1, Katerina Soulantica1, Thomas Defforge4, DAmien Valente2,  Caroline Andreazza5,  Jérôme Billoué2, PAtrick Poveda3 and  Gael Gautier4*
  • 1Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, France
  • 2Université de Tours, France
  • 3STMicroelectronics (France), France
  • 4Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Centre Val de Loire, France
  • 5University of Orléans, France

This paper deals with the synthesis of high-magnetization porous silicon-based nanocomposites. Using well-controlled organometallic synthesis of ferromagnetic FeCo nanoparticles, the impregnation of mesoporous silicon has been performed by immersion of porous silicon in a colloidal solution. The technique was optimized by controlling the temperature, the immersion duration and the solvent nature. The characterization of the nanocomposites showed a homogeneous filling of the pores and a high magnetization of 135 emu/cm3. Such composites present a great interest for many applications including data storage, medical instrumentations, catalysis or electronics.

Keywords: Impregnation, Magnetic particle, Mesoporous silicon, composite, Magnetic characterisation

Received: 18 Oct 2018; Accepted: 27 Nov 2018.

Edited by:

Thierry Djenizian, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne - Campus Georges Charpak Provence, France

Reviewed by:

Petra Granitzer, University of Graz, Austria
Jinmyoung Joo, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea  

Copyright: © 2018 Lepesant, Bardet, Lacroix, Fau, Garnero, Chaudret, Soulantica, Defforge, Valente, Andreazza, Billoué, Poveda and Gautier. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Gael Gautier, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées Centre Val de Loire, Blois, France,