physica status solidi (a)

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May 2014

Volume 211, Issue 5

Pages 965–1220

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      Magnetization states and magnetization processes in nanostructures: From a single layer to multilayers (Phys. Status Solidi A 5∕2014)

      Andrzej Maziewski, Jürgen Fassbender, Jan Kisielewski, Marek Kisielewski, Zbigniew Kurant, Piotr Mazalski, Feliks Stobiecki, Andrzej Stupakiewicz, Iosif Sveklo, Maria Tekielak, Andrzej Wawro and Vitalii Zablotskii

      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470229

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      Magnetization distributions in ultrathin magnetic either single layers or multilayers might be manipulated by: the thickness of the magnetic layers, the thickness of the nonmagnetic either cap/buffer or spacer layers, magnetic anisotropy and geometrical confinement of the system. Such layers are very promising candidate as a material for e.g. high-density storage media. But one of the challenges is to find a method which allows to perform a precise and controlled manipulation of the properties. Very recently it has been discovered in ultrathin magnetic films that both the magnetization distribution and the critical thickness of a magnetization reorientation phase transition between perpendicular and in-plane states, can be also controlled by the post-growth treatments, e.g. by either ion or light irradiation. The cover image shows the example of a two-dimension diagram of the polar Kerr rotation angle remanence versus ultrathin Co thickness and Ga+ ion fluence. The non-irradiated region is marked as the “reference”. Regions with zero remanence correspond to: (i) in-plane magnetization orientation (blue area) and (ii) superparamagnetic properties (magenta area). The regions with enhanced magneto-optical effects correspond to out-of-plane magnetization states. The irradiation induces two branches of out-of-plane magnetization states. Magnetization distributions in single ultrathin layer and multilayers have been studied both experimentally and theoretically. The huge changes of these distributions, driven by the nanostructure geometry or magnetic field, are discussed in the Feature Article by Maziewski et al. (pp. 1005–1018). The irradiation-induced effects open novel routes for both tailoring thin-film magnetic and magneto-optical properties and patterning of magnetic nanostructures.

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      Template-assisted Co–Ni alloys and multisegmented nanowires with tuned magnetic anisotropy (Phys. Status Solidi A 5∕2014)

      Javier García, Victor Vega, Lucia Iglesias, Victor M. Prida, Blanca Hernando, Enrique D. Barriga-Castro, Raquel Mendoza-Reséndez, Carlos Luna, Detlef Görlitz and Kornelius Nielsch

      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470230

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      Nanostructured magnetic materials synthesized through electrochemical methods by employing nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide membranes as patterned templates have recently attracted a huge attention. In their work reported on pp. 1041–1047, García et al. synthesized Co100-xNix (15 ≤ x ≤ 61) alloy nanowires of about 180 nm in diameter and 14 μm in length, as well as multisegmented Co54Ni46/Co85Ni15 nanowires with an approximate length of 300 nm per each segment, by means of electrochemical deposition into the pores of hard-anodic alumina membranes. The composition and crystalline structure of Co-Ni alloy segments and nanowires were properly adjusted by varying the electrodeposition potential. The magnetic properties of the alloyed nanowire arrays were correlated with their microstructural features. Co-richer nanowires show a hard magnetic phase due to the stronger influence of the high magnetocrystalline anisotropy of the majority hcp phase, whilst the Co-poorer ones exhibit a softer magnetic phase (fcc) and their magnetic behaviour is mainly determined by shape anisotropy. The comparison between the alloyed nanowires with different cobalt contents sheds light into the magnetization processes determining the overall magnetic behaviour of the multisegmented nanowire arrays.

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      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470231

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      Contents (pages 965–969)

      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470232

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    1. Nanoscaled magnetism and applications

    2. Highly sensitive magnetometer based on the off-diagonal GMI effect in Co-rich glass-coated microwire (pages 980–985)

      Sergey Gudoshnikov, Nikolai Usov, Alexey Nozdrin, Mihail Ipatov, Arcady Zhukov and Valentina Zhukova

      Article first published online: 14 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300717

    3. Spin relaxation in Cu and Al spin conduits (pages 986–990)

      Nils Motzko, Nils Richter, Björn Burkhardt, Robert Reeve, Piotr Laczkowski, Laurent Vila, Jean-Philippe Attané and Mathias Kläui

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300695

    4. InSb:Mn – A high temperature ferromagnetic semiconductor (pages 991–998)

      E. Lähderanta, A. V. Lashkul, A. V. Kochura, K. G. Lisunov, B. A. Aronzon and M. A. Shakhov

      Article first published online: 27 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300721

    5. Optically transparent magnetic and electrically conductive Fe–Cr–Zr ultra-thin films (pages 999–1004)

      D. V. Louzguine-Luzgin, S. V. Ketov, J. Orava and S. Mizukami

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300560

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    1. Nanoscaled magnetism and applications

      Magnetization states and magnetization processes in nanostructures: From a single layer to multilayers (pages 1005–1018)

      Andrzej Maziewski, Jürgen Fassbender, Jan Kisielewski, Marek Kisielewski, Zbigniew Kurant, Piotr Mazalski, Feliks Stobiecki, Andrzej Stupakiewicz, Iosif Sveklo, Maria Tekielak, Andrzej Wawro and Vitalii Zablotskii

      Article first published online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300750

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      The authors present possibilities of the engineering of magnetic properties (e.g. magnetic anisotropy and coercivity field) of nanostructures during deposition processes and post growth treatments, e.g. by ion irradiation and laser annealing. Magnetization distributions in single ultrathin layer and multilayers have been studied both experimentally (using Co films sandwiched between Au, Pt or Mo layers) and theoretically. These huge distribution changes, driven by nanostructure geometry or magnetic field, are shown.

    2. Microwave permittivity and permeability of magnetic wire composites (pages 1019–1029)

      Larissa Panina and Dmitriy Makhnovskiy

      Article first published online: 29 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300767

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      The authors provide a comprehensive review on electromagnetic properties of composites with magnetic microwires. The analysis is made in terms of the effective parameters: permittivity and permeability. The use of magnetic components in wire media makes it possible to realise controllable or tunable electromagnetic materials operating at GHz frequencies. The figure shows a resonant magnetic wire system the effective permittivity of which is controlled by applied tensile stress which rotates the magnetisation towards circular direction decreasing the high frequency impedance.

    3. Interaction effects in magnetic nanostructures (pages 1030–1040)

      Martha Pardavi-Horvath

      Article first published online: 29 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300568

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      With decreasing size the surfaces, edges, and corners start to dominate the electromagnetic and magnetic behaviour of small magnetic particles. For a magnetized macroscopic object the field on the top of the object would be uniform (i.e., in the image dark red on the whole top surface), while for a 80 nm × 80 nm × 4 nm size particle, shown here, it is drastically reduced around the corners and the edges, influencing the interaction of this particle with all other neighbouring objects.

  8. Invited Article

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    1. Nanoscaled magnetism and applications

      Template-assisted Co–Ni alloys and multisegmented nanowires with tuned magnetic anisotropy (pages 1041–1047)

      Javier García, Victor Vega, Lucia Iglesias, Victor M. Prida, Blanca Hernando, Enrique D. Barriga-Castro, Raquel Mendoza-Reséndez, Carlos Luna, Detlef Görlitz and Kornelius Nielsch

      Article first published online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300731

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      The study of nanostructured magnetic materials synthesized through electrochemical methods by employing anodic aluminum oxide membranes as patterned templates has recently attracted a huge attention. García et al. have electroplated Co100-xNix (15 ≤ x ≤ 61) alloy nanowires of about 180 nm in diameter into the pores of hard-anodic nanoporous alumina membranes, as well as multisegmented Co54Ni46/Co85Ni15 nanowires with an approximate length of 300 nm per segment. The magnetic properties of the nanowire arrays were studied and correlated with the microstructural features of each alloyed/multisegmented system.

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    1. Nanoscaled magnetism and applications

      Resonant enhancement of indirect exchange interaction in semiconductor heterostructures (pages 1048–1054)

      I. V. Rozhansky, N. S. Averkiev, I. V. Krainov and E. Lähderanta

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300676

    2. The effects of spark plasma sintering consolidation on the ferromagnetic resonance spectra (FMR) of Ni–Zn ferrites (pages 1062–1066)

      R. Ortega-Zempoalteca, Y. Flores-Arias, G. Vázquez-Victorio, T. Gaudisson, S. Ammar, Z. Vargas-Osorio, U. Acevedo-Salas and R. Valenzuela

      Article first published online: 11 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300762

    3. Effects of a non-absorbing substrate on the magneto-optical Kerr response of plasmonic ferromagnetic nanodisks (pages 1067–1075)

      Nicolò Maccaferri, Mikko Kataja, Valentina Bonanni, Stefano Bonetti, Zhaleh Pirzadeh, Alexandre Dmitriev, Sebastiaan van Dijken, Johan Åkerman and Paolo Vavassori

      Article first published online: 17 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300701

    4. Correlation between the magnetostriction constant and thermal properties of soft magnetic microwires (pages 1083–1086)

      Sergey Kaloshkin, Ahmed Talaat, Mihail Ipatov, Valentina Zhukova, Juan Maria Blanco, Margarita Churyukanova, Ksenia Chichay and Arcady Zhukov

      Article first published online: 10 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201300723

    5. Regular contributions

      Magnetic ordering in Gd2Fe2Si2C (pages 1087–1091)

      R. A. Susilo, J. M. Cadogan, W. D. Hutchison and S. J. Campbell

      Article first published online: 31 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330438

    6. Magnetic transitions and the magnetocaloric effect in the Pr1−xYxMn2Ge2 system (pages 1092–1100)

      J. L. Wang, S. J. Campbell, M. F. Md Din, S. J. Kennedy and M. Hofmann

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330640

    7. Magnetism and magnetocaloric effect of Mn0.98Fe0.02CoGe (pages 1101–1105)

      Q. Y. Ren, W. D. Hutchison, J. L. Wang, S. Muñoz Pérez, J. M. Cadogan and S. J. Campbell

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330561

    8. Influence of electrodes' distance upon properties of intrinsic and doped amorphous silicon films for heterojunction solar cells (pages 1106–1112)

      Nils Brinkmann, Angelika Gorgulla, Anja Bauer, Daniel Skorka, Gabriel Micard, Giso Hahn and Barbara Terheiden

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330343

    9. Investigation of composites of polymers and Mo6S2I8 nanowires (pages 1122–1127)

      Ji Hyun Park, HyeRan Jo, Chae-Yong Seong, Kyung Ho Kim, Ales Mrzel, Giusy Scalia and Yung Woo Park

      Article first published online: 6 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330401

    10. Long-term optical stability of fluorescent solar concentrator plates (pages 1150–1154)

      Lenneke H. Slooff, Nicolaas J. Bakker, Paul M. Sommeling, Andreas Büchtemann, Armin Wedel and Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark

      Article first published online: 10 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330447

    11. Mn2+-induced room-temperature ferromagnetism and spin-glass behavior in hydrothermally grown Mn-doped ZnO nanorods (pages 1155–1161)

      R. Vinod, M. Junaid Bushiri, P. Sajan, Sreekumar Rajappan Achary and Vicente Muñoz-Sanjosé

      Article first published online: 12 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330394

    12. Improvement on InGaN-based light emitting diodes using p-GaN layer grown at low temperature in full N2 environment (pages 1175–1178)

      Zhen Deng, Yang Jiang, Peng Zuo, Yutao Fang, Ziguang Ma, Haiqiang Jia, Junming Zhou and Hong Chen

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330490

    13. Plasmonic-enhanced crystalline silicon/organic heterojunction cells by incorporating gold nanoparticles (pages 1179–1183)

      Zeguo Tang, Qiming Liu, Qiang Chen, Ishwor Khatri and Hajime Shirai

      Article first published online: 19 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330446

    14. Self-assembled 1–3-type Fe:LaSrFeO4 epitaxial nanocomposite films prepared by pulsed laser deposition (pages 1184–1188)

      Q. G. Yan, Y. L. Jia, X. H. Li, Z. J. Liu, X. H. Dai, L. X. Ma, X. Y. Zhang and B. T. Liu

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330153

    15. Pulsed gas aggregation for improved nanocluster growth and flux (pages 1189–1193)

      Steffen Drache, Vitezslav Stranak, Florian Berg, Zdenek Hubicka, Milan Tichy, Christiane A. Helm and Rainer Hippler

      Article first published online: 25 FEB 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330399

    16. Resistive switching characteristics of indium-tin-oxide thin film devices (pages 1194–1199)

      Ali Khiat, Iulia Salaoru and Themistoklis Prodromakis

      Article first published online: 6 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330646

    17. Thermoelectric properties of Yb and Nb codoped CaMnO3 (pages 1200–1206)

      Rezaul Kabir, Tianshu Zhang, Richard Donelson, Danyang Wang, Ruoming Tian, Thiam Teck Tan, Bin Gong and Sean Li

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330475

    18. Giant dielectric tunability properties of Sr and Sb co-doped La2NiMnO6 ceramics induced by extrinsic contribution (pages 1207–1212)

      Zhenzhu Cao, Zhi Li, Yanfang Gao, Jinrong Liu, Xuezheng Ruan and Minghao Fang

      Article first published online: 4 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201330529

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      Article first published online: 15 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201470234

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