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Title: Microscopic and magnetic properties of template assisted electrodeposited iron nanowires

Nanowires of magnetic materials such as Iron, nickel, cobalt, and alloys of them are one of the most widely investigated structures because of their possible applications in high density magnetic recording media, sensor elements, and building blocks in biological transport systems. In this work, Iron nanowires have been prepared by electrodeposition technique using Anodized Aluminium Oxide (AAO) templates. The electrolyte used consisted of FeSO{sub 4.}6H{sub 2}O buffered with H{sub 3}BO{sub 3} and acidized by dilute H{sub 2}SO{sub 4}. FESEM analysis shows that the asdeposited nanowires are parallel to one another and have high aspect ratio with a reasonably high pore-filing factor. To fabricate the working electrode, a thin film of copper (∼ 220 nm thick) was coated on back side of AAO template by e-beam evaporation system to create electrical contact with the external circuit. The TEM results show that electrodeposited nanowires have diameter around 100 nm and are polycrystalline in structure. Magnetic properties show the existence of anisotropy for in and out of plane configuration. These nanowires have potential applications in magnetic data storage, catalysis and magnetic sensor applications.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. Department of Fundamental & Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750 PERAK (Malaysia)
  2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 31750 PERAK (Malaysia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22488601
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1669; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: SCMSM 2014: 23. scientific conference of Microscopy Society Malaysia, Tronoh (Malaysia), 10-12 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; COBALT; COPPER; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ELECTRON BEAMS; EVAPORATION; INTERMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; IRON; IRON SULFATES; MAGNETIC MATERIALS; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; NANOWIRES; NICKEL; POLYCRYSTALS; SENSORS; SULFURIC ACID; THIN FILMS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY