Synthesis and magnetic properties of multilayer Ni/Cu and NiFe/Cu nanowires

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

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Highly ordered composite nanowires with multilayer Ni/Cu and NiFe/Cu have been fabricated by pulsed electrodeposition into nanoporous alumina membrane. The diameter of wires can be easily varied 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. The MFM images indicate that every ferromagnetic layer separated by Cu layer was present as single isolated domain-like magnet. This technique has potential use in the measurement and application of magnetic nanodevices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Anodic aluminum oxide
  • Nanowires
  • Ni/Cu
  • NiFe/Cu

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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