Magnetic force microscopy study of shape engineered FEBID iron nanostructures
2014 (English)In: Physica Status Solidi (a) applications and materials science, ISSN 1862-6300, Vol. 211, no 2, 368-374 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The capability to control matter down to the nanoscale level in combination with the novel magnetic properties of nanomaterials have attracted increasing attention in the last few decades due to their applications in magnetic sensing, hard disc data storage and logic devices. Therefore, many efforts have been devoted to the implementation of both nanofabrication methods as well as characterization of magnetic nanoelements. In this study, Fe-based nanostructures have been synthesized on Si(100) by focused electron beam induced deposition (FEBID) utilizing iron pentacarbonyl as precursor. The so obtained nanostructures exhibit a remarkably high iron content (Fe>80at.%), expected to give rise to a ferromagnetic behaviour. For that reason, magnetic force microscopy (MFM) analyses were performed on the obtained FEBID Fe nanostructures. Moreover, object oriented micromagnetic framework (OOMMF) magnetic simulations have been executed to study the influence of the geometry on the magnetic properties of iron single-domain nanowires. FEBID is a mask-less nanofabrication method based on the injection of precursor gas molecules in proximity of the deposition area where their decomposition is locally induced by a focused electron beam.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 211, no 2, 368-374 p.
focused electron beam induced deposition, iron pentacarbonyl, magnetic nanostructures, MFM
Natural Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Solid State Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221974DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330114ISI: 000332000500017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221974DiVA: diva2:710894