Highly coercive thin-film nanostructures

J. Zhou, R. Skomski, A. Kashyap, K. D. Sorge, Y. Sui, M. Daniil, L. Gao, M. L. Yan, S. H. Liou, R. D. Kirby, D. J. Sellmyer

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The processing, structure, and magnetism of highly coercive Sm-Co and FePt thin-film nanostructures are investigated. The structures include 1:5 based Sm-Co-Cu-Ti magnets, particulate FePt:C thin films, and FePt nanotubes. As in other systems, the coercivity depends on texture and imperfections, but there are some additional features. A specific coercivity mechanism in particulate media is a discrete pinning mode intermediate between Stoner-Wohlfarth rotation and ordinary domain-wall pinning. This mechanism yields a coercivity maximum for intermediate intergranular exchange and explains the occurrence of coercivities of 5 T in particulate Sm-Co-Cu-Ti magnets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume290-291 PART 1
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Coercivity
  • Domain-wall pinning
  • Hard magnetic materials
  • Magnetic nanostructures
  • Magnetization reversal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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