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Magnetic domain structure in small diameter magnetic nanowire arrays
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Dong-Huan Qin، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2005
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Fe0.3Co0.7 alloy nanowire arrays were prepared by ac electrodepositing Fe2þ and Co2þ into a porous anodic aluminum oxide (PAO) template with diameter about 50 nm. The surface of the samples were polished by 100 nm diamond particle then chemical polishing to give a very smooth surface (below 10 nm/mm2). The morphology properties were characterized by SEM and AFM. The bulk magnetic properties and domain structure of nanowire arrays were investigated by VSM and MFM respectively. We found that such alloy arrays showed strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy with easy axis parallel to nanowire arrays. Each nanowire was in single domain structure with several opposite single domains surrounding it. Additionally, we investigated the domain structure with a variable external magnetic field applied parallel to the nanowire arrays. The MFM results showed a good agreement with our magnetic hysteresis loop.
Keywords :
Magnetic domain , Perpendicular magnetic recording , nanowire
Journal title :
Applied Surface Science
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Applied Surface Science
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