High coercivity iron-platinum-coated carbon nanocones (CNCs) have been fabricated for magnetic force microscopy (MFM) by direct-current plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition growth of nanocones on tipless cantilevers followed by sputtering and annealing of the FePt film. The FePt-coated CNC probe has many localized magnetic stray fields due to the high-aspect-ratio geometry and small radius of the tip. The MFM imaging on magnetic recording media was performed using CNC probes and compared with the imaging by FePt-coated silicon probes. An image with 20 nm lateral resolution has been demonstrated.
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- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering