We report the synthesis and characterization of Fe - FeOx core-shell nanowires by thermal conversion of the Fe nanowires from pulse electrodeposition in anodized aluminum oxide (AAO) nanotemplates under various conditions. Well-defined core-shell nanostructure of the Fe - FeOx nanowires was confirmed by TEM and corresponding elemental line scanning and point scanning. The type of the iron oxide in the shell was identified using nano-Raman spectroscopy, which exposes magnetite to be the major constituent. The magnetic measurements demonstrate that the nanowires are robustly soft magnetic, with the magnetization tunable by heat treatment parameters and a weak magnetic easy direction parallel to the nanowire axis.
- Core-shell nanowires
- Iron oxide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering