Formation and characterization of magnetic multilayer Ni/Cu nanowires

R. S. Liu*, S. C. Chang, S. F. Hu, C. Y. Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Highly ordered composite nanowires with multilayer of Ni/Cu, have been fabricated by pulsed electrodeposition into nanoporous alumina membrane. The diameter of wires can be easily controlled by pore size of alumina, ranging from 30 to 100 nm. The applied potential and the duration of each potential square pulse determine the thickness of the metal layers. The nanowires have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), magnetic force microscopy (MFM), and vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) measurements. From the result of MFM analysis, the magnetic multilayer nanowires indicate unique magnetic property. The MFM images indicate that every ferromagnetic layer separated by Cu layer was present as single isolated domain like magnet. This technique has potential for use in the measurement and application of magnetic nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetic Nanoparticles and Nanowires
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1558998314, 9781558998315
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 MRS Spring Meeting - San Franciso, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Mar 282005 Apr 1

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Franciso, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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