The Ni nanoparticles with fcc or hcp phases have been synthesized in tetraethylene glycol by using the modified polyol process. The crystal structure has been controlled by changing the polyol/Ni mole ratio and the reaction temperature. The saturation magnetization of the as-prepared particles depends on the relative volume fraction of the hcp phase. The x-ray diffraction and extended x-ray absorption fine structure studies suggest the formation of pure fcc and hcp Ni phases. The hcp Ni particles show nonmagnetic behavior and thermally stable below 673 K.
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