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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.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Physikalisches Institut (PHI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2014
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0304-8853
KITopen ID: 1000050390
HGF-Programm 43.11.02; LK 01
Erschienen in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Band 368
Seiten 49-53
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