Free-Standing Magnetic Nanopillars for 3D Nanomagnet Logic
2014 (English)In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 6, no 22, 20254-20260 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Nanomagnet logic (NML) is a relatively new computation technology that uses arrays of shape-controlled nanomagnets to enable digital processing. Currently, conventional resist-based lithographic processes limit the design of NML circuitry to planar nanostructures with homogeneous thicknesses. Here, we demonstrate the focused electron beam induced deposition of Fe-based nanomaterial for magnetic in-plane nanowires and out-of-plane nanopillars. Three-dimensional (3D) NML was achieved based on the magnetic coupling between nanowires and nanopillars in a 3D array. Additionally, the same Fe-based nanomaterial was used to produce tilt-corrected high-aspect-ratio probes for the accurate magnetic force microscopy (MFM) analysis of the fabricated 3D NML gate arrays. The interpretation of the MFM measurements was supported by magnetic simulations using the Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework. Introducing vertical out-of-plane nanopillars not only increases the packing density of 3D NML but also introduces an extra magnetic degree of freedom, offering a new approach to input/output and processing functionalities in nanomagnetic computing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 6, no 22, 20254-20260 p.
nanomagnet logic, electron beam induced deposition, iron magnetic nanowires, nanomagnetism, MFM, computational nanotechnology
Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240222DOI: 10.1021/am505785tISI: 000345721400096PubMedID: 25296008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240222DiVA: diva2:776406