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Self-assembling epitaxial growth of a single crystalline CoFe2O4 nanopillar array via dual-target pulsed laser deposition

Zhong, Gaokuo and An, Feng and Bitla, Yugandhar and Wang, Jinbin and Zhong, Xiangli and Ye, Mao and Zhang, Yi and Gao, Wenpei and Pan, Xiaoqing and Xie, Shuhong and Li, Jiangyu (2018) Self-assembling epitaxial growth of a single crystalline CoFe2O4 nanopillar array via dual-target pulsed laser deposition. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 6 (18). pp. 4854-4860.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8tc00774h

Abstract

Magnetic nanopillars are promising for a variety of technological applications, though the template-free fabrication of magnetic nanopillar arrays with good crystallinity and uniform distribution remains a substantial challenge. Herein, we report successful fabrication of a regular array of CoFe2O4 (CFO) nanopillars using an elaborately designed dual-target pulsed laser deposition (PLD) process, which exhibit a truncated pyramid surface with consistent size and orientation as well as uniform distribution. Detailed X-ray diffraction, scanning transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy demonstrate the high quality nature of the CFO nanopillars, while vibrating sample magnetometer and magnetic force microscopy studies confirm their room temperature magnetism. This dual-target PLD process takes advantage of BiFeO3 decomposition, and the subsequent formation of CFO nanopillars requires no template, giving us a powerful technique to prepare oxide nanopillars with desired composition and functional properties.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belong to ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2018 14:46
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/60049

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