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Fabrication and magnetic characterization of nanometer-sized ellipses of the ferromagnetic insulator EuS

Wolf, M.J.; Sürgers, Christoph; Fischer, Gerda; Scherer, T.; Beckmann, D.

The magnetic properties of ferromagnetic elements can be tailored by making use of the shape anisotropy of finite-size systems. One material class of particular interest are ferromagnetic insulators, which can be used as spin filters for spintronics applications. Here we present a way to fabricate nanoscale ellipses of the ferromagnetic insulator europium sulfide (EuS) and investigate their magnetic properties. We observe a distinct influence of the magnetic field orientation on the shape of the magnetization curve. This could be used to separately control the individual magnetic elements of a magnetoresistive device using a ferromagnetic insulator.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2014.04.067
Zitationen: 5
Web of Science
Zitationen: 5
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Karlsruhe Nano Micro Facility (KNMF)
Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0304-8853, 1873-4766
KITopen-ID: 1000050390
HGF-Programm 43.11.02 (POF II, LK 01) Electronic transport in nanostructures
Erschienen in Journal of magnetism and magnetic materials
Verlag North-Holland
Band 368
Heft November
Seiten 49-53
Nachgewiesen in Scopus
Web of Science
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