We are grateful to Dr. D. Ingert and Dr. J. Richardi for many fruitful discussions.
Size Distribution of Cobalt Nanocrystals: A Key Parameter in Formation of Columns and Labyrinths in Mesoscopic Structures†
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 11, pages 1424–1429, June, 2005
How to Cite
Germain, V. and Pileni, M.-P. (2005), Size Distribution of Cobalt Nanocrystals: A Key Parameter in Formation of Columns and Labyrinths in Mesoscopic Structures. Adv. Mater., 17: 1424–1429. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401559
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 MAR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 22 SEP 2004
Columnar or labyrinthine mesostructures of magnetic nanocrystals (see Figure) are obtained by applying a perpendicular magnetic field during evaporation of the nanocrystal solution. The effect of the polydispersity of the nanocrystals is investigated, and the size distribution of the nanocrystals appears to be a key factor in the formation of one particular structure.