High-anisotropy nanocluster films for high-density perpendicular recording

David J. Sellmyer, Minglang Yan, Yingfan Xu, Ralph Skomski

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This paper reports results on the synthesis and magnetic properties of L10:X nanocomposite films, where L10 = FePt, CoPt, and X = C, Ag, etc. Two fabrication methods are discussed: nonepitaxial growth of oriented perpendicular media, and monodispersed nanoparticle-assembled films grown with a gas-aggregation source. The magnetic properties are controllable through variations in the nanocluster properties and nanostructure. The films show promise for development as recording media at extremely high areal densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)560-565
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005


  • High-anisotropy
  • L1 phase
  • Nanoclusters
  • Perpendicular recording

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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