Magnetic properties of nickel nanostructures grown in AAO membrane

S. L. Oh, Y. R. Kim, L. Malkinski, A. Vovk, S. L. Whittenburg, E. M. Kim, J. S. Jung

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One-dimensional nanostructures can be built by performing chemical or electrochemical reactions in the pores of a suitable host or matrix material. We have developed a method of electrodeposition of nickel nanostructures inside cylindrical pores of the anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) membranes, which provides precise control of the nanostructure height. We were able to fabricate hexagonal arrays of particles in the form of spheres, rods and long wires. Magnetization measurements of these nanostructures as function of field and temperature were carried out using a superconducting quantum-interference device magnetometer. The shape of nickel nanostructures has been investigated by field emission scanning electron microscope. The coercivity of the nickel nanostructures measured with the field perpendicular to the membrane was increasing with increasing aspect ratio of the nanostructures. These experimental values of the coercivity, varying from 200 Oe for the spherical nanodots to 730 Oe for the nanowires, are in a fair agreement with our micromagnetic modeling calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e827-e829
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Magnetic property
  • Nickel nanodot
  • Nickel nanorod
  • Nickel nanowire


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