Electrochemical Control of the Magnetic Properties of Co and CoCu/Co Nanowires
Using appropriate electrodeposition conditions, it is shown that the structural and magnetic properties of arrays of Co and CoCu/Co nanowires can be controlled. The hcp c axis orientation can be oriented parallel or perpendicular to the wire axis simply by changing the pH of the electrolytic solution and/or deposition rate. This selected orientation of the c axis leads to a drastic change in overall magnetic anisotropy and is promising for the fabrication of spin valves structures by electrodeposition.
P. VINCENZINI and G. MARLETTA
L. Piraux et al., "Electrochemical Control of the Magnetic Properties of Co and CoCu/Co Nanowires", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 51, pp. 7-13, 2006