Electrochemical growth of Co nanodots on patterned Si substrates

Rastei, M. V.; Meckenstock, R.; Bucher, J. P.; Devaux, E.; Ebbesen, Th.
September 2004
Applied Physics Letters;9/13/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 11, p2050
Academic Journal
A silicon substrate, prestructured by a focused ion beam, is used as a nano-electrode template to perform a selective electrodeposition of cobalt nanodots. It is found that the shape of the magnetic nanostructures determines to a large extent their magnetic properties. Using magnetic force microscopy, a transition from in-plane to out-of-plane single domain magnetization is observed when the diameter of the 400 nm height dots is reduced from 400 to 200 nm. Additional ferromagnetic resonance measurements confirm that the magnetic anisotropy is imposed mainly by the shape of the cylindrical dots.


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