Magnetic Anisotropy of Co-Nanostructures Embedded in Matrices with Different Pores Size and Morphology
Composite materials with Co (P) particles embedded into pores of silica and track etched polycarbonate membranes were fabricated by an electroless reduction. The magnetic and structural properties of the composite materials are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, and vibrating sample magnetometer. The macroscopic and local magnetic anisotropy of the Co (P) particles electroless deposited in the pores of the polycarbonate membrane and silica is studied. The composite materials with linear pores exhibit uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. The easy axis lies along the Co (P) rods, the shape anisotropy dominates over the intrinsic crystalline anisotropy. Information on local anisotropy field and the grain size was obtained from investigation of approach to saturation magnetization law. The local anisotropy field for all the samples depends on P content. For Co (P) rods the local anisotropy value is also determined by nominal pore sizes. It was found that the investigated Co (P) rods is nanocrystalline. The effects of different pores morphology on the FMR-spectra characteristics are studied.
Nikolai Perov and Anna Semisalova
E. Denisova et al., "Magnetic Anisotropy of Co-Nanostructures Embedded in Matrices with Different Pores Size and Morphology", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 233-234, pp. 583-586, 2015