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Mapping the magnetic and crystal structure in cobalt nanowires.

Authors
  • Cantu-Valle, Jesus1
  • Betancourt, Israel1
  • Sanchez, John E1
  • Ruiz-Zepeda, Francisco1
  • Maqableh, Mazin M2
  • Mendoza-Santoyo, Fernando1
  • Stadler, Bethanie J H2
  • Ponce, Arturo1
  • 1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle , San Antonio, Texas 78249, USA.
  • 2 Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota , 4-174 EE/CSci Bldg., 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Applied Physics
Publisher
AIP Publishing
Publication Date
Jul 14, 2015
Volume
118
Issue
2
Pages
24302–24302
Identifiers
PMID: 26221057
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Using off-axis electron holography under Lorentz microscopy conditions to experimentally determine the magnetization distribution in individual cobalt (Co) nanowires, and scanning precession-electron diffraction to obtain their crystalline orientation phase map, allowed us to directly visualize with high accuracy the effect of crystallographic texture on the magnetization of nanowires. The influence of grain boundaries and disorientations on the magnetic structure is correlated on the basis of micromagnetic analysis in order to establish the detailed relationship between magnetic and crystalline structure. This approach demonstrates the applicability of the method employed and provides further understanding on the effect of crystalline structure on magnetic properties at the nanometric scale.

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