The role of material microstructure in the magnetic behavior of amorphous and polycrystalline CoxSi1-x lines
Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias. Universidad de Oviedo,
33007 Oviedo, Spain
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 28 October 2005
The role of material microstructure in the magnetic anisotropy of real nanostructures has been studied by the comparison of the magnetic behavior of arrays of amorphous and polycrystalline CoxSi1-x lines. From the experimental measurements of angular dependences of remanences parallel and perpendicular to the applied field we determine the angular dispersion of effective local easy axis of anisotropy. We have proved that amorphous lines have a dispersion of effective anisotropy axis much smaller than the polycrystalline samples. As a consequence, amorphous lines have a better defined magnetic behaviour, pointing the interest of the fabrication of nanostructures made of amorphous materials.
PACS: 75.75.+a – Magnetic properties of nanostructures / 75.30.Gw – Magnetic anisotropy / 75.50.Kj – Amorphous and quasicrystalline magnetic materials
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2005