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Title: Structural and magnetic properties of Co nanoparticles in Cu/SiO₂ matrix
Authors: Kumar, P Anil
Mitra, Subarna
Mandal, Kalyan
Keywords: Co nanoparticles;Cu/SiO₂ matrix;Magnetic properties;Magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: H01F41/30
Abstract: The magnetic properties of Co nanoparticles embedded in SiO₂ and Cu matrices separately, have been presented in the paper. The size of the cobalt nanoparticles is varied between 15-35 nm. Co forms a usual hcp structure in SiO₂ matrix whereas it forms fcc structure when embedded in Cu matrix. This fact is also supported by the higher coercivity of Co nanoparticles in SiO₂ matrix. A large coercivity value (~ 855 Oe) for Co nanoparticles embedded in SiO₂ matrix and considerably high value (~ 465 Oe) for Co nanoparticles embedded in Cu matrix have been reported. The Law of Approach to Saturation is used in the case of Co-Cu composite to calculate the magnetocrystalline anisotropy constant and saturation magnetization.
Page(s): 21-26
ISSN: 0019-5596
Appears in Collections:IJPAP Vol.45(01) [January 2007]

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