Exchange anisotropy of cobalt fine particles



The present paper is devoted to the investigation of exchange anisotropy of fine cobalt particles with oxidized surface. From the value of hysteresis loop shift the value of exchange magnetic anisotropy constant and its dependence of the particle size has been determined. X-ray structure analysis has shown, that cobalt core of the particle is surrounded by a thin layer of the CoO which, in turn, is covered by a layer of Co3O4.