Magnetic characteristics of FePt nanodots formed by a self-assembled nanodot deposition method

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FePt nanodot with L10 fct structure has attracted considerable attention owing to its potentials for new applications. FePt nanodots dispersed in a SiO2 film (FePt nanodot film) were formed by a self-assembled nanodots deposition (SAND) method in which FePt and SiO2 are co-sputtered in a high-vacuum RF magnetron sputtering equipment. Furthermore, FePt nanodot film with a monolayer of FePt nanodots was formed by annealing at 800℃ for 1 h, due to the agglomeration of FePt atoms diffused in SiO2 films. In this study, not only the phenomenon of FePt diffusion was evaluated, but also the ferromagnetic phase of monolayer FePt nanodots was analysed by electron holography.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 4, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 4
Published: May 20, 2007
Pages: 401 - 404
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
ISBN: 1-4200-6376-6