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Title: Discovery of hard-magnetic domains in two-dimensional arrays of soft-magnetic Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanocubes

In this study, abnormal hard-magnetic domains were discovered in Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@C composite material, in which well-ordered 16-nm-sized Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} cubes were tightly embedded into carbon sheets of tens of nanometers thick. It was found that ca. 40 columns of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4} nanocubes magnetically self-assembled into a single strip-type domain with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. More strikingly, remarkable domain misalignments, which were very similar to common edge dislocations among atomic planes in crystal lattices, were clearly observed and termed as “domain dislocation” in this work. The hard-magnetic properties of Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}@C material, including large coercivity of 2150 Oe, high M{sub R}/M{sub S} value of 0.9, and strong anisotropy energy of 3.772 × 10{sup 5} erg/cm{sup 3}, were further ascertained by carefully designed electromagnetic absorption contrast experiments. It is anticipated that the discovery of hard-magnetic domains and domain dislocations within 2-D arrays of soft-magnetic nanomaterials will shed new light on the development of high-density perpendicular magnetic recording industry.
Authors:
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  1. Lab of Functional and Biomedical Nanomaterials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University of Science and Technology, Qingdao 266042 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494760
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 118; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANISOTROPY; CARBON; COERCIVE FORCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; EDGE DISLOCATIONS; IRON OXIDES; MAGNETIC PROPERTIES; NANOMATERIALS