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Title: New opportunities in microwave electronics with ferromagnetic nanowires

A series of monolithic tunable microwave band-stop filters and phase shifters have been designed, fabricated, and characterized on arrays of ferromagnetic nanowires (FMNWs) constituted of Ni, Co, CoFeB, and NiFe alloy embedded in anodic alumina templates (AAO). The aim of the present investigation is to significantly boost the operating frequency of devices in very low applied magnetic field. The stop-band response can cover from 8 to 40 GHz with an applied magnetic field up to 5 kOe using these materials. In addition, we observed a substantial increase in frequency tunability (>110%) for Ni and NiFe alloy based filter. Frequency bandwidth/linewidth can be tuned with the proper choice of magnetic material, broad band for Co nanowires to narrow band for CoFeB nanowires. The amorphous nature of CoFeB reduces linewidth considerably and hence increases resonance absorption. It is also observed that the frequency linewidth (Δf) decreases with increasing applied magnetic field. The same filter can be used as a tunable phase shifter. For Ni nanowire based phase shifter, a maximum shift of 75°/cm at 4 kOe was observed.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi 110016 (India)
  2. Special Centre for Nanoscience, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22280514
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 17; Conference: 55. annual conference on magnetism and magnetic materials, Atlanta, GA (United States), 14-18 Nov 2010; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; COBALT COMPOUNDS; ELECTROMAGNETIC FILTERS; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; FERROMAGNETISM; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; IRON; IRON BORIDES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; NICKEL; PHASE SHIFT; QUANTUM WIRES; RESONANCE ABSORPTION