Materials Letters, Volume 121, 15 April 2014, Pages 40–43.
Yaping Wang, Huanhuan Li, Yijing Wang, Lifang Jiao, Huatang Yuan.
Institute of New Energy Material Chemistry, Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (MOE), Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin Key Lab on Metal and Molecule-based Material Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, PR China.
Fe–B nanochains are prepared by a modified chemical reduction method by introducing the cyclohexane–water interface for reaction. Scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy tests show that this Fe–B is composed of several wire-like nanochains. X-ray diffraction pattern reveals that the Fe–B nanochains obtained are in amorphous form. The formation of these Fe–B nanochains is discussed and attributed to the self-assembly of magnetic Fe–B nanoparticles on the cyclohexane–water interface. Compared to Fe–B nanoparticles, Fe–B nanochains exhibit much higher magnetic and electrochemical activities.