Arunava Gupta, University of Alabama
Yanglong Hou, Peking University
Claudio Sangregorio, CNR-ICCOM
Matthew A. Willard, Case Western Reserve University
Symposium Support Aldrich Materials Science
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
N2: Magnetic Nanomaterials for Thermal-Based Therapy and Controllable Theranostics
Monday PM, November 30, 2015
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay A
2:30 AM - *N2.01
Self-Regulated Induction Heating near the First Order Curie Transition
Kiyonori Suzuki 1
1Monash University Clayton AustraliaShow Abstract
Materials with a 1st order magnetic transition have attracted much attention because of their large magnetocaloric effect, i.e. a large isothermal entropy change (ΔS) induced by a pseudo-static magnetic field. While this material family has hitherto almost solely been studied for the magnetic cooling effects due to the reversibility of ΔS, we have found that the irreversible heating power (i.e. energy loss) could be enhanced dramatically near TC due to the magnetic phase coexistence associated with the 1st order magnetic transition. An example of such a unique effect was observed in LaFe11.57Si1.43H1.75 with its upper TC of 319 K. The spontaneous magnetization (Ms) shows a very abrupt decrease from 110 Am2/kg at 316 K to zero at 319 K. This large Ms immediately below TC along with the enhanced irreversibility of the hysteresis curve result in a specific absorption rate as large as 0.5 kW/g under a field of 8.8 kA/m at 279 kHz. This value is nearly an order of magnitude larger than that observed under the same condition for conventional iron oxide-based materials. Moreover, the large heating effect is self-regulated at the 1st order TC (319 K) which resides in the ideal temperature range for hyperthermia treatment of cancerous cells. This proof-of-concept study shows that the extraordinary heating effect near the 1st order Curie point opens up a novel alloy design strategy for large, self-regulated induction heating.
3:00 AM - N2.02
Engineered Theranostic Magnetic Nanostructures: Role of Composition and Surface Coating on R2 Relaxivity and Thermal Activation
Vikas Nandwana 1 Shanthi Kanthala 1 Soo-Ryoon Ryoo 1 Vinayak Dravid 1
1Northwestern University Evanston United StatesShow Abstract
We have shown that theranostic properties of the magnetic nanostructures (MNS) can be significantly enhanced by tuning their core composition and length of surface coating. In this study, we have synthesized monodisperse metal ferrite (MFe2O4) nanoparticles of size 8 nm using thermal decomposition method and functionalized with nitrodopamine conjugated polyethylene glycol (NDOPA-PEG). The composition was controlled by tuning the stoichiometry of MFe2O4 nanoparticles (where M = Fe, Mn, Zn, ZnxMn1-x) while the length of surface coating was tuned by changing the molecular weight of PEG (200 to 2000). The PEGylated MFe2O4 nanoparticles demonstrated high colloidal stability across a wide pH range (6-10) and cell culture medium and the cell viability studies showed no cytotoxicity. After optimization, the r2 relaxivity of 552 mM-1s-1 and specific absorption rate of 355 W/g was obtained. Our results suggest that both core as well as surface coating are important factors to take into consideration during the design of theranostic MNS. When coupled with the desired targeting agents, these ultra-stable MNS have great potential in targeted theranostic applications.
3:15 AM - *N2.03
Synthesis and Functionalization Strategies to Control Magnetic Nanoparticle Assembling to Improve Its Therapeutic Efficacy in Biomedical Applications.
Rocio Costo 1 Lucia Gutierrez 1 Marzia Marciello 1 Helena Gavilan 1 Yurena Luengo 1 Teresita Gonzalez 1 Carlos Serna 1 Sabino Veintemillas 1 Maria del Puerto Morales 1
1ICMM Madrid SpainShow Abstract
Magnetic nanoparticles could help to improve clinical practice in the treatment of cancer, most probably in synergy with other conventional treatments . There already exist methods to obtain magnetic nanoparticles with the appropriate properties to be used in diagnosis and therapy but these properties need to be optimized to avoid its alteration after intravenous injection due to aggregation in lysosomes inside cells or accumulation in tissues [2, 3].
In this work we will show the effect of different characteristics of the magnetic colloids, such as particle size and size distribution, colloidal properties of the aqueous suspensions, such as hydrodynamic size and surface modification, and magnetic properties that depend on the synthesis route, on their MRI relaxivity and heating capacity. Magnetic nanoparticles biodistribution and its transformation over time are also affected by these parameters and can be tracked by AC magnetic susceptibility measurements. This technique allows identifying and quantifying magnetic nanoparticles in tissues, differentiating them from other endogenous species such as the ferritin iron cores .
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This work was partially supported by projects from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MAT2011-23641), EU-FP7 MULTIFUN project (246479), EU-FP7 NANOMAG (604448), and AXA Research Fund (L.G.).
3:45 AM - N2.04
Implantable Novel Magnetic Nanocomposite for Hyperthermia Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Joint
Somesh Mohapatra 1 Soumitra Satapathi 2 3
1Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee India2Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee India3University of Massachusetts Roorkee United StatesShow Abstract
The side-effects of non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs used in the management of osteoarthritis have elicited considerable research interest in the alternative treatment modalities including hyperthermia treatment of degenerated knee joint. This treatment may be extended to orthopaedic applications for economic and ergonomic purposes. Here, we report the use of Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) encapsulated Chromium doped Iron (III) Oxide (CFO) nanocomposite for hyperthermia treatment of osteoarthritic knee joint. CFO was synthesised by sol-gel processing route and encapsulated in PVDF matrix using acetic acid media. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Rietveld analysis confirmed the formation of CFO. Room temperature Vibrating Sample Magnetometry (VSM) and Differential Thermogravimetric Analysis - Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA-DSC) were used to analyse the magnetic and thermal properties of the encapsulated composites respectively. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to study the morphology of the composites. MTT assay confirmed the non-toxic nature of the nanocomposite. 3D finite element method (FEM) simulation of toroid and spherical geometry of the PVDF-CFO was carried out and the effects of volume percentage, geometry, implantable positions were studied using this method. The implications of the results for the development of implantable devices for the localized treatment of osteoarthritis have also been discussed.
4:30 AM - N2.05
Controlling Magnetic Nanoliposome Permeability across the in vitro Blood-Brain Barrier Model
Di Shi 1 Gujie Mi 1 Thomas Webster 1
1Northeastern University Boston United StatesShow Abstract
Abstract: In the current study, an in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) model was developed using a triple co-culture of immortalized murine brain endothelial cells, immortalized murine astrocytes and mouse brain vascular pericytes. By measuring the permeability coefficients and TEER values , we examined the tightness of the cell monolayer and confirmed that this method has enabled brain endothelial cells to cross-talk with neighboring cells and therefore improved the integrity of the in vitro BBB model. After the model was successfully established and confirmed, permeability of several nanoliposomes was determined using this model.
Materials and Methods: The collagen coated nanoliposome and PEG coated nanoliposome were prepared and encapsulate with iron oxide . SEM was used to characterize their surface morphology and TEM was used to assess the iron oxide inner core diameter. For the in vitro blood- brain barrier model, pericytes were cultured and seeded on the bottom side of the collagen-coated Transwell® inserts and astrocytes were seeded on the bottom of the 24-well plates separately. After 12 hours of adhesion, murine brain endothelial cells were seeded onto the upper side of the inserts and the inserts would then be placed in the 24-well plates containing astrocytes. The model would be evaluated and confirmed using TEER and FITC-Dextran transport . Then, the model was used to test the permeability of the various nanoparticles. The model would be exposed to nanoparticles for 2 hours. After 2 hours, an iron assay kit was used to determine the iron concentration that passed through the model. Each experiment was conducted in triplicate and repeated at least three times.
Results and Discussion: Previous results showed that the highest permeability was obtained from collagen coated nanoparticles. This result suggests that nanoliposomes coated with collagen had better permeability across the BBB than nanoliposomes coated with PEG.
Conclusions: Through such experiments, magnetic nanomaterials (such as magnetic nanoliposome) suitable for MRI use which are less permeable to the blood brain barrier to avoid neural tissue toxicity and magnetic nanoliposomes suitable for brain drug delivery since they were more permeable to the BBB were created.
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4:45 AM - N2.06
Controlling Magnetic Properties in Magnetite Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications Using the Extended LaMer Mechanism
Dale L. Huber 1 Erika Vreeland 1 John Daniel Watt 1 Gretchen Schober 2 Bradley Hance 1 Mariah Austin 1 Andrew Price 1 Benjamin Fellows 2 Todd Charles Monson 1 Nicholas Hudak 1 Lorena Moldonado-Camargo 3 Ana Bohorquez 3 Carlos Rinaldi 3
1Sandia National Labs Albuquerque United States2Clemson University Clemson United States3University of Florida Gainesville United StatesShow Abstract
The properties of magnetic nanoparticles vary dramatically with size, and reproducibly controlling size is critical for practical applications. This is particularly true when moving into clinical settings, where regulatory approval requires demonstrated reproducibility in efficacy that can only be achieved with excellent size control. We present a general method for size control in the synthesis of nanoparticles by establishing steady state growth through the continuous, controlled addition of precursor. The steady state growth regime is characterized by a constant concentration of unreacted precursor as well as a uniform rate of growth in particle volume. This approach, which we have termed the “Extended LaMer Mechanism” of growth allows reproducibility in particle size from batch to batch, as well as prediction of size produced later in a reaction by monitoring early stages of growth. We have demonstrated this method using an important and challenging synthetic system, magnetite nanoparticles. To facilitate this reaction, we also devised a reproducible method for synthesizing an iron oleate precursor that can be used without purification. Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program laboratory managed and operated by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of Energy&’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000
5:00 AM - *N2.07
Magnetic Nanoparticles in Time Varying Magnetic Fields: Probes and Tools for Biomedicine
Carlos Rinaldi 1
1University of Florida Gainesville United StatesShow Abstract
Magnetic nanoparticles are unique among nanomaterials due to our ability to control their translation and rotation, and actuate thermal release, through the application of magnetic field gradients and time-varying magnetic fields. Furthermore, because of their biocompability and the fact that magnetic fields penetrate through the body, magnetic nanoparticles possess tremendous potential for biomedical applications. In this talk I will discuss our recent work aimed at understanding the response of magnetic nanoparticles to time-varying magnetic fields and engineering of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, such as thermal cancer therapy, magnetic particle imaging, and probing the mechanical properties of biological environments.
5:30 AM - N2.08
Stimuli-Responsive Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles and Multi-Scale Architectures for Triggered Release of Biomolecules
Georgios Sotiriou 1 Florian L. Haufe 1 Laetitia Von Rochow 1 Ann M. Hirt 1 Sotiris E. Pratsinis 1 Alexandra Teleki 1
1ETH Zurich Zurich SwitzerlandShow Abstract
While magnetic nanomaterials have already been used in clinics for contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) , there has been no clinical approval for a drug delivery system containing such nanoparticles, yet. Magnetic nanoparticles currently investigated for their possible application in biomedicine are predominantly different crystalline polymorphs of iron oxides. For small enough crystal sizes, iron oxides exhibit the so-called “superparamagnetic” behavior, a feature combining high magnetization with very low coercive forces. Such superparamagnetic nanoparticles show great potential in therapeutic applications due to their ability to transform the energy of an alternating magnetic field to thermal energy in what is often called magnetic fluid hyperthermia . These particles dissipate thermal energy by magnetic relaxation through the Brownian and Neel mechanisms. Therefore, aqueous suspensions at relatively higher nanoparticle concentrations (g/L), the so-called “ferrofluids”, also increase their temperature in the presence of an alternating magnetic field . In this work, a composite multi-scale structure consisting of the biopolymer alginate, functional nanoparticles and a model drug is fabricated and analyzed. We examine the potential of flame-made SiO2-coated Fe2O3 nanoparticles  as the stimuli-responsive material in the multi-scale composite structure. We perform detailed physicochemical and magnetic characterization on the hybrid alginate hydrogel beads and evaluate their potential in magnetic fluid hyperthermia and enhanced biomolecule release in the presence of an external AMF. The possibility to externally stimulate drug release will open up new possibilities in intelligent, on-demand drug administration.
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 G. A. Sotiriou, M. A. Visbal-Onufrak, A. Teleki, E. J. Juan, A. M. Hirt, S. E. Pratsinis, C. Rinaldi, Chem. Mater., 25, 4603-4612 (2013).
 A. Teleki, M. Suter, P. R. Kidambi, O. Ergeneman, F. Krumeich, B. J. Nelson, S. E. Pratsinis, Chem. Mater., 21, 2094-2100 (2009)
5:45 AM - N2.09
Hop-On and Hop-Off - Superparamagnetic Beads on a Merry-Go-Round
Umer Sajjad 1 Rasmus Hollaender 1 Finn Klingbeil 1 Jeffrey McCord 1
1Kiel University Kiel GermanyShow Abstract
An intricate spatial and temporal control of magnetic microbeads during their motion is important for the successful transport of labelled chemical and biological species in microfluidic cells. Especially monodisperse beads with a superparamagnetic particle-loaded shell and a diameter of a few micrometers act as a model system for biological cell manipulation.
We present a detailed study, comprising bead entrapment and its phase-delayed continuous motion by periodic rotation of external magnetic fields, a frequency modulated local displacement, and thus a reduced bead velocity. The experimental data is underlined by a numerical model of microparticle dynamics. An almost complete agreement between experiment and modelling on the motion dynamics, including the temporary excursion, of the beads is achieved.
Circular magnetic thin film structures are obtained by sputter deposition and subsequent optical lithography. Magnetic polystyrene particles of different sizes and magnetic content are employed to the magnetic platform. Rotating magnetic fields are applied in a magneto-optical microscope allowing for the corresponding observation of the magnetic domain structure. All experimental events, including bead settlement, movement, and escape from the magnetic disk are recorded in real-time. Micromagnetic simulations are used to calculate the magnetization vector distribution and the magnetic stray field distribution. The rotating gradient of energy potential is derived by integrating the stray fields over the bead volume, taking into account the individual volume susceptibility and diameter of the bead. The numerical approach is based on a mechanical harmonic oscillator model of microparticle motion. Comparing modeling and experimental results, the role of superparamagnetic susceptibility, external magnetic field strength, and particle mass for the maximum particle velocity is investigated. The validity of the modelling results is confirmed by direct comparison to experimental time domain data on circular magnetic structures. By applying different magnetic field amplitudes and rotational frequencies we are able to control and adjust the number of bead jumps. The experimentally observed regimes of microparticle motion on the structures are fully replicated by modeling.
The experimental and theoretically analyzed bead response provides guidance for the design of future and more complicated devices with different sizes and shapes of magnetic structure patterns, as the approach can be applied without loss of generality to arbitrary ferromagnetic structures. The results form the basis for advanced platforms like microparticle logic devices and lab-on-a-chip biological applications.
Support through the DFG (MC9/13-1) and their Heisenberg Programme (MC9/9-2) is acknowledged.
 E. Rapoport, G.S.D. Beach, Physi. Rev. B 87, 174426 (2013)
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N1: Rare Earth and Rare Earth-Free Permanent Magnets
Monday AM, November 30, 2015
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay A
9:00 AM - *N1.01
Low-Cost Ce1-xSmx(Fe,Co,Ti)12 Alloys for Permanent Magnets
George C. Hadjipanayis 1 A.M. Gabay 1
1University of Delaware Newark United StatesShow Abstract
Abundance and relatively low cost of Ce provide a great incentive for its use in rare-earth permanent magnets. Unfortunately, ferromagnetic compounds with Ce tend to have low values of the ordering temperature and saturation magnetization. It has been reported  that the tetragonal Ce(Fe,Co,Ti)12 compounds may exhibit application-worthy intrinsic magnetic properties. In this work, an attempt has been made to convert these intrinsic properties into the functional properties of a permanent magnet. A series of Ce1-xSmxFe9Co2Ti alloys was synthesized via mechanochemical processing of a mixture of CeO2, Sm2O3, Fe2O3, Co and TiO2 powders with metallic Ca in the presence of a dispersant powder. Submicron anisotropic powders with the desired crystal structure were collected after washing off the CaO dispersant and reaction byproducts. Contrary to the report , the magnetic anisotropy field of CeFe9Co2Ti was found to be smaller than 20 kOe and insufficient for supporting a significant coercive field. At the same time, the Ce0.5Sm0.5Fe9Co2Ti powder exhibited a notable coercivity of 1.8 kOe and a remanence of 86 emu/g. The powder of the well-known SmFe9Co2Ti compound, which was synthesized mechanochemically for the first time, exhibited a coercivity of 5.8 kOe. More detailed structural, microstructural and magnetic data will be presented and discussed.
 D. Goll, R. Loeffler, R. Stein, U. Pflanz, S. Goeb, R. Karimi,G. Schneider, Phys. Status Solidi RRL 8, 862 (2014)
9:30 AM - N1.02
Towards New FePt-Based Exchange Spring Magnets following the Chemical Approach
Marc Pousthomis 1 Cyril Garnero 1 Evangelia Anagnostopoulou 1 Bilel Grindi 1 Simon Cayez 1 Lise-Marie Lacroix 1 Guillaume Viau 1
1LPCNO (INSA) Toulouse FranceShow Abstract
Since Skomski et al. predicted a giant energy product of around 1 MJ/m3 for a composite material of Sm2Fe17N3/Fe65Co35 (1)., spring magnets are considered as promising candidates for the next generation of high performances permanent magnets (2). Composed of a mixture of hard and soft phases, spring magnets benefit from an effective exchange coupling (3). Theoretical studies showed that small soft grains of a few nanometers are required (1,3). The chemical routes of magnetic nanoparticles with controlled size and shape are now well mastered, opening wide potentiality for bottom-up approaches of new effective spring magnets (4,5).
We attempted to produce two kinds of exchange coupled magnets, by mixing and annealing fcc FePt NPs with FeCo NPs, and L10 FePt NPs with Co nanorods (NRs). The 6 nm fcc FePt NPs were synthesized by the reduction of metallic salts adapted from ref. (6), while the L10 FePt NPs were obtained following a multi-step process adapted from ref. (7). 5-8 nm FeCo NPs were obtained by an organometallic synthesis developed recently at the LPCNO, and the Co NRs (diameter 10 nm, length 100 nm) were synthesized by the polyol process (8). The nanostructured materials were characterized by TEM, XRD, EDS, TGA and VSM. Our work was mainly focused on the characterization of the inter-phases exchange coupling by various magnetic analyses : M(H) loops at different temperatures, Henkel plots and recoil curves. In the annealed L10 FePt NPs/Co NRs system with 30% at. Co, the exchange coupling was evidenced by a single step hysteresis loop with a coercivity of 15 kOe at room temperature and by the study of the recoil curves. For the annealed fcc FePt NPs/FeCo NPs system with only 10% at. FeCo, the exchange coupling was evidenced by a single step hysteresis loop with a coercivity of 10 kOe at room temperature and a positive δM value. The comparison of the different magnetic analyses led to open questions on their reliability, depending on the system studied and on the volume fraction of the softer phase.
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9:45 AM - *N1.03
Dy-Free High Coercivity Nd-Fe-B Permanent Magnets
Kazuhiro Hono 1 2 3 Taisuke Sasaki 1 2 Hossein Sepehri-Amin 1 2 Tadakatsu Ohkubo 1 2 Takashiro Akiya 1 Jun Liu 1 3 Lihua Liu 1 3
1NIMS Tsukuba Japan2JST, CREST Tsukuba Japan3University of Tsukuba Tsukuba JapanShow Abstract
Due to the recent concern about the stable supply of heavy rare earth elements (HRE), finding a way to increase the coercivity of Nd-Fe-B magnets without Dy has become the center of permanent magnet research in Japan. In this talk, we will update our recent progress toward the development of high coercivity Nd-Fe-B permanent magnets. To obtain complete understanding of the microstructure-coercivity relationships, we revisited the microstructures of Nd-Fe-B sintered and hot-deformed magnets using aberration-corrected STEM complemented by atom probe tomography (APT). In addition, we employed electron backscatter diffraction to determine the misorientation of the grain boundaries. We found that the structure and chemical composition of the grain boundary phase show strong orientation dependence, i.e., the grain boundary phase parallel to the c-planes are mostly crystalline with a higher Nd concentration in contrast to that lying parallel to the c-axis that contains higher Fe content with the amorphous structure. These investigations have suggested it is the key to decouple intergrain exchange decoupling along c-planes of anisotropy magnets. We discuss the way to achieve coercivity higher than 2.5 T based on these new results.
10:15 AM - N1.04
Direct Observation of Reverse Magnetic Domain and Magnetic Domain Wall Motion in Nd-Fe-B Magnet at High Temperature by Lorentz Microscopy
Toshimasa Suzuki 1 Koichi Kawahara 1 Masaya Suzuki 1 Kimihiro Ozaki 2
1Japan Fine Ceramics Center Nagoya Japan2National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Nagoya JapanShow Abstract
The Nd-Fe-B magnets with excellent properties have extended the applications in the field of motors for Hybrid Electric and Electric Vehicles. It is well known that Nd-Fe-B magnets without doping dysprosium (Dy) show a decrease of coercivity at elevated temperatures. Therefore, development of the Nd-Fe-B magnets which can use at elevated temperature is expected. In order to reduce deterioration of coercivity of Nd-Fe-B magnets at elevated temperatures, it is important to observe the generating site of reverse magnetic domains and magnetic domain wall motion in Nd-Fe-B magnets. In this study, we conducted the in-situ observations of the magnetic domain structure change in Nd-Fe-B magnets at high temperature by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) / Lorentz microscopy with applying an external magnetic field.
Fine-grained sintered Nd-Fe-B magnets without Dy were prepared using HDDR processed powders. The average grain size of Nd2Fe14B magnets was about 380 nm. Thin foils suitable for TEM observations were prepared by a focused ion beam (FIB) thinning method (Hitachi FB-2100). TEM observations were carried out in a HF-3300EH at temperatures ranging from room temperature to 225 oC.
Prior to observation, a thin foil was magnetized by an external magnetic field of 2.0 T to almost saturation, then the magnetic domain structures were observed by the Fresnel mode with in-situ heating. At 225 oC, reverse magnetic domains were found to generate in the thin foil sample without applying an external magnetic field. When we applied a magnetic field to the foil parallel to the pre-magnetization direction at 225 oC, the reverse magnetic domain shrank then disappeared. However, when we stopped applying the magnetic field, the reverse magnetic domain generated at almost the same position. On the other hand, when we applied a magnetic field to the foils in the opposite direction, the reverse domain started to grow, i.e., magnetic domain wall motion was observed. The motion of domain walls was discontinuous; the domain wall jumped to one grain boundary to the neighboring grain boundary indicating that grain boundaries acted as pinning sites. From the observation results obtained in this study, it was revealed that demagnetization would proceed the nucleation of reverse domains followed by the domain wall motion at 225oC. Therefore, the pinning sites would play an important role for enhancement in coercivity at high temperature.
Acknowledgement: This work is based on results obtained from the future pioneering program "Development of magnetic material technology for high-efficiency motors" commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).
10:30 AM - N1.05
Temperature-Stable Micromagnets with High Energy Density Compatible with CMOS Back End of Line Technology
Tim Reimer 1 2 Fabian Lofink 1 Thomas Lisec 1 Steffen Chemnitz 1 3 Bernhard Wagner 1 3 Wolfgang Benecke 1 2
1Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology Itzehoe Germany2Christian-Albrechts-Universitauml;t zu Kiel Kiel Germany3Christian-Albrechts-Universitauml;t zu Kiel Itzehoe GermanyShow Abstract
Micromagnets made from high-performance materials like NdFeB have gained increasing interest for MEMS applications such as vibrational energy harvesters, microspeakers in hearing aids or magnetic actuators for micro-mirrors. Since the magnetic forces scale with the volume large structures are preferred. But deposition techniques like sputtering or evaporation as commonly used in microfabrication typically provide layers with thicknesses of a few µm only. Moreover, as in the case of hard magnetic materials, often high temperatures are needed and subsequent patterning is required. The application of electroplating solves the patterning issue and enables much thicker structures, but the range of materials is very limited. An alternative approach is the use of magnetic particles to build up bulky structures. Many techniques are based on printing or molding of polymers loaded with magnetic powder. However, the post processing capabilities of substrates containing such magnetic structures are limited due to the low thermal insufficient chemical stability of the organic binders.
In this work, we present a novel approach that allows the wafer-level fabrication of temperature resistant (up to at least 400°C) micromagnets compatible with standard back-end of line technology. Powders from high-energy-density permanent magnets, such as NdFeB and SrFeO, as well as soft-magnets, such as MnZn-Ferrite and Fe, were filled into cavities created by deep reactive ion etching on 8 inch silicon substrates. Subsequent atomic layer deposition has been used to bond the loose particles within the individual molds into solid three-dimensional bodies. Structures with dimensions ranging from several tenths of microns to millimeters have been demonstrated. The rigidness of the embedded magnetic bodies is high enough to survive mechanical post processing of the substrates. Free standing structures obtained after removing the surrounding silicon in XeF2 gas phase can be handled using conventional tweezers.
Magnetic properties were measured in dependency of particle size, particle distributions and heat treatments via vibrating sample magnetometry. For NdFeB structures with a fill factor of 0.5 a saturation magnetization of 500 kA/m, a remanence of 330 kA/m, and a coercivity of 680 kA/m were measured. Although the cavities were filled manually with the magnetic powder reproducibility within 5% of the material parameters have been achieved.
To evaluate the corrosion stability of NdFeB the micromagnets were exposed for one hour at 400°C to air. After remagnetization the same performance was measured as before. To protect the micromagnets during subsequent wafer processing coating with common PECVD layers is possible without any degradation.
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10:45 AM - N1.06
Magnetic and Structural Properties Of Mn-Ga Thin Films
Siqian Zhao 1 2 Takao Suzuki 1 2 3
1The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United States2The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United States3The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United StatesShow Abstract
In the form of Mn3-δGa, it has been reported that the L10 structure δ-MnGa and the DO22 structure Mn3Ga can be obtained in the composition range of δ = 1.2-2 and δ = 0.15-1.06 respectively . It is known that both the L10 type δ-MnGa  and DO22 type Mn3Ga  possess high magnetic anisotropy energy K in the order of 107 erg/cc at room temperature. In the present work, a systematic study has been carried out in order to elucidate the relationship between magnetic properties and structure of Mn3-δGa thin films.
Multilayer thin films [MnGa 2 nm/Mn x nm] ×25 were deposited onto silica glass substrates using DC magnetron sputtering under base pressure of approximately 10-9 Torr. Both MnGa (50-50 at%) alloy targets and pure Mn targets were used. The composition of films was controlled by tuning each thickness of MnGa and Mn layers. The multilayers thus fabricated were post-annealed at a temperature range from 200 to 500 oC for 10 hours. A 5 nm thick Ru capping layer was deposited after annealing process. The magnetic properties were characterized by an alternating gradient magnetometer in fields up to 2 T and a vibrating sample magnetometer in fields up to 9 T. The structural properties were analyzed by X-ray diffraction with Cu Kα radiation and a transmission electron microscopy.
Through the control of a Mn layer thickness x in the multilayer structure, both the L10 type MnGa and the DO22 type Mn3Ga were successfully fabricated. The saturation magnetization (Ms) observed for L10 MnGa and DO22 Mn3Ga were 215 emu/cc with x = 0.5 and 100 emu/cc with x = 2, respectively. Besides, a high in-plane coercivity (Hc) of 13.5 kOe was observed for the sample with x = 3 at room temperature. In the case of sample with x = 2, in-plane Hc is about 9.2 kOe, smaller than that for x = 3.
In summary, for the first time both the L1o and DO22 phases of the MnGa have been successfully fabricated onto glass substrates, which exhibit high coercivity.
 H. Niida, T. Hori, H. Onodera, Y. Yamaguchi, and Y. Nakagawa, “Magnetization and coercivity of Mn3-δGa alloys with a DO22-type structure,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 79, pp. 5946-5948, Apr. 1996.
 T. Bither and W. Cloud, “Magnetic Tetragonal Phase in the Mn-Ga Binary,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, pp. 1501-1502, Dec. 1964.
11:30 AM - *N1.07
Rare Earth-Free Magnetic Powders for Permanent Magnet Applications: From Synthesis to Industrial Recycling
Alberto Bollero 1 J. Rial 1 F. J. Pedrosa 1 2 Luke G Marshall 3 4 Laura H. Lewis 3 4
1IMDEA Nanoscience Madrid Spain2IMA S.L. Barcelona Spain3Northeastern University Boston United States4Northeastern University Boston United StatesShow Abstract
Magnetic materials are important in the production, transmission and use of electrical energy. Advanced permanent magnets (PMs) contain rare earth (RE) elements and are used in a multitude of applications  that play important roles in energy-efficient, low-carbon technologies. Recent severe price fluctuations for REs have prompted the search for alternative types of magnets to functionalize specific applications. Among these alternatives, high-performance ferrites and t-phase MnAl are promising choices due to the abundance of the constituent elements and potential for good magnetic properties [2,3]. Of equal importance to the search for alternative magnets is the necessity of considering environmental issues and factory production efficiency by finding energy- and cost-efficient recycling methods.
This presentation will cover aspects related to the synthesis, processing and industrial recycling of RE-free PMs. In particular the following topics will be addressed:
Tuning microstructure of ferrites for the production of high-coercive isotropic powders.
Rapid-milling as a fast processing technique developing the magnetic performance of MnAl melt-spun ribbons.
Recycling of ferrites in manufacturing line.
Optimization of an ultrafast-milling technique has allowed us successful preparation of highly-coercive isotropic ferrites powders: Sr-ferrite (SrFe12O19)-based nanocomposites and single-phase Co-ferrite (CoFe2O4). This technique has resulted in a 3-fold increase in coercivity (1.5 kOe to 4.7 kOe) of co-precipitated Co-ferrite powders after only 3 min of milling. This large increase is attributed to a combination of a fine microstructure and stress anisotropy imparted during milling. Sr-ferrite-based powders with coercivity > 6 kOe have been also obtained using this technique, which provides some of the largest coercivity values reported for isotropic Sr-ferrite powders.
Rapid milling of MnAl for only 9 min, followed by heat treatment at 3500C, has resulted in an increase in coercivity from 1.6 to 2.4 kOe, and an increase in magnetization (under Happlmax=2.7 T) from 42 to 60 emu/g, respectively. This improvement is attributed to an increased content of t-phase generated during processing.
The presentation will conclude with demonstration of a recycling procedure for ferrites from wastes generated in production line that has been successfully demonstrated in an industrial environment. The procedure is cost-efficient allowing to the company the reuse of ferrites from their resulting residues, i.e. improving the production efficiency, and with no need of an extra-cost for removal of this waste by an external company.
Acknowledgements: Research supported by EU-FP7 NANOPYME Project (No. 310516), ENMA Project (MAT2014-56955-R) funded by MINECO and by Northeastern University.
 L.H. Lewis et al., Metall. Mater. Trans. A44, 2-20 (2013).
 NANOPYME website: www.nanopyme-project.eu
 F. Jiménez-Villacorta et al., Metals 4, 8 (2014).
12:00 PM - N1.08
Magnetic Properties of Bulk Fe90X10 (X= W, Ta) and Thin Film Deposited Fe100-yXy for Use as a Permanent Magnet
Nana Kwame Yamoah 1 David Thompson 1 Dhananjay Kumar 1
1North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Greensboro United StatesShow Abstract
3d/4d and 3d/5d structures involving heavy transition elements have long been known to possess good permanent magnetic properties because of their ability to induce large anisotropy in structures such as L10 magnets. However the use of heavy transition metals such as palladium and platinum is very expensive. Thus, a comprehensive understanding and desire to develop other itinerant 3d/4d and 3d/5d permanent magnets is of utmost importance to materials scientists. Alternatives must exceed the performance of their predecessors while being cost effective. There have been reports which suggest that low content of tungsten (W) has the potential to induce large magnetocrystalline anisotropy and increase magnetization in iron (Fe) and cobalt (Co) as a result of large spin-orbit coupling of 5d elements which can lead to strong 3d/5d hybridization.
In this study, the effect of grain size of mechanically alloyed Fe90X10 (X=W, Ta) powders on the magnetic properties was studied. Surprisingly tantalum (Ta) has the opposite effect on magnetization of Fe compared to W. As Ta gets dissolved in the Fe lattice the coercivity tends to peak at 50 Oe after 2 hours of milling and decreases thereafter, however saturation magnetization increases where it is maximum at 141 emu/g. In contrast, a maximum coercivity of 131 Oe was achieved after 80 hours of milling and a decrease from 160 emu/g to 128 emu/g in saturation magnetization was observed with W incorporation into Fe. One way to achieve high coercivities is to optimize the microstructure such that nucleation sites are avoided, and domain walls are pinned at thin planar defects. In light of this, Fe100-xWx (x = 5 - 20 at.%) and Fe100-xTax (x = 5 - 33 at.%) was arc-melted and used as targets to deposit thin films of different compositions on silicon wafer substrates using the pulsed laser deposition technique. The effects of film composition, post annealing temperature, and deposition temperature on the magnetic properties parallel and normal to the film plane will also be discussed.
12:15 PM - N1.09
Development of AlNiCo Nanopowders with Improved Coercivity
Ayse Merve Genc 1 M. Vedat Akdeniz 1 Tayfur Ozturk 1 Yunus Eren Kalay 1
1Middle East Technical University Ankara TurkeyShow Abstract
Magnetic materials play a critical role in devices for the conversion, transmission and storage of energy. There is a growing demand for permanent magnets with better coercivity and magnetic flux thereby, it is essential to improve the alloy design and processing of permanent magnets. The most powerful and strong magnetic alloys (i.e. Fe-Nd-B, Sm-Co) contain relatively high amount of rare-earth (RE) elements. Several factors of cost and limitation on RE supply have recently motivated a greatly augmented effort on development of RE-free permanent magnets by either minimizing or completely substituting the rare-earth elements. AlNiCo magnets are among the good candidates to replace the permanent magnets with rare-earth constituents. On the other hand, its low coercivity as compared to other permanent magnets has been regarded as the major problem in AlNiCo permanent magnets. The coercivity is expected to be maximized in the single domain range. For AlNiCo based magnets this range were theoretically calculated to be between 2 to 20 nm. In this study, AlNiCo powders were synthesized by ball milling and hydrogen plasma-metal reaction system to decrease the particle size in single domain regions and thus increase the coercivity. Mechanically-milled specimens in micron-length scale, showed no change in the crystal structure indicated by the X-ray diffraction pattern but the coercivity was found to be slightly higher relative to the bulk alloy. The coercivity of nanoscale powders produced by hydrogen plasma-metal reaction was found to be 5 times higher as compared to mechanically milled specimens. TEM analysis of the plasma synthesized nanoparticles showed a core/shell structure in which AlNiCo powders were encapsulated with magnetic Fe3O4. Presence of Fe3O4, in addition to the NiAl and FeCo phases was validated from both the X-Ray diffraction pattern and the selected area diffraction pattern in TEM samples prepared by FIB technique. EDS analysis in S/TEM showed that the level of oxygen within the core and the shell changes drastically. Oxygen content is observed to be high for the shell whereas the value drops down to almost 10% for the core. This suggests that the spherical nature of the plasma synthesized nanoparticles allows the formation of the core structure encapsulated with an oxide layer. It is observed that the oxide layer covers the surface of the magnetic AlNiCo nanoparticles throughout the sample continuously. This sshows that the core/shell structure improves magnetic coercivity and the magnetic oxide layer improves the magnetic properties. The magnetic behavior of AlNiCo powders with respect to size and core-shell structure formation will be discused in details in conjuction with TEM, S/TEM, VSM and XRD results.
12:30 PM - N1.10
The Influence of Severe Plastic Deformation on Magnetic Properties of Ni48Fe48Zr4, Fe1.5Co0.5BTa0.3 and Co80Zr16B4 Alloys.
Sergey V. Taskaev 1 Konstantin P. Skokov 1 Vladimir Khovaylo 2 Dmitriy Gunderov 3 Dmitriy Karpenkov 1
1Chelyabinsk State University Chelyabinsk Russian Federation2MISIS Moscow Russian Federation3Ufa State Aviation Technical University Ufa Russian FederationShow Abstract
As it shown in , severe plastic deformation has a great effect on magnetic properties of 4-f elements. For instance, in gadolinium a significant increase of the magnetocrystalline anisotropy (up to 2 orders of magnitude) has been observed. Thus, it is the question - is it possible to improve coercivity in 3-d based alloys with the help of severe plastic deformation or not? In our work we have chosen the objects of the investigation based of the following reasons.
1. The meteoritic tetrataenite phase of FeNi has the outstanding magnetic properties as a rare-earth free permanent magnet, but the synthesis of this phase is extremely difficult. Stabilization of the tetrataenite phase could be possible with addition of some extra elements . After preparation of rapidly quenched precursors of Fe48Ni48X4 (X=Ta, Zr, W, Mo, Re) the sample Fe48Ni48Zr4 shows the highest coercivity and it was the reason to select it as the first object of the investigation.
2. (Fe, Co)2B alloys have easy-axis magnetic anisotropy and they are promising materials as the rare-earth free permanent magnets. After preparation of rapidly quenched precursors
(Fe, Co)2B alloys with small addition of Ti, Cr, Zr, Nb and Re the highest coercivity has been observed for the composition Fe1.5Co0.5BTa0.3. That was the second compound for current research.
3. In the literature, there are a few works where the magnetic properties of rapidly quenched Co80Zr16B4 were investigated and an enhancement of the coercivity (up to several kOe) has been reported after a heat treatment. This compound has been selected as the third one.
HPT (Bridgemen anvils) was performed under 5GPa pressure with 5 complete turns. Such a high plastic deformation was found to dramatically affect microstructure of the samples by reduction of the grain size down to the nanometer scale. No significant change was observed for Ni48Fe48Zr4 and Fe1.5Co0.5BTa0.3 alloys before and after the heat treatment, but for the Co80Zr16B4 sample an increase of the coercivity up to 2.25 kOe has been found. The origin of the enhanced coercivity is suggested to be due to the refined grain structure obtained during the HPT process. Thus, it is demonstrated that HPT affects magnetic properties of 3d compounds and in some cases it is possible to enhance the coercivity of these materials.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the RF President MD-770.2014.2 grant.
 S.V. Taskaev, M.D. Kuz&’min, K.P. Skokov, D.Yu.Karpenkov, A.P. Pellenen, V.D. BuchelnikovandO. Gutfleisch.J. Magn. Magn. Mater.331, 33 (2013).
 P. Manchanda, R. Skomski, N. Bordeaux, L.H. Lewis, and A.Kashyap.J. Appl. Phys.115, 17A710 (2014).
Arunava Gupta, University of Alabama
Yanglong Hou, Peking University
Claudio Sangregorio, CNR-ICCOM
Matthew A. Willard, Case Western Reserve University
Symposium Support Aldrich Materials Science
Lake Shore Cryotronics, Inc.
N4: Magnetic Thin Films and Self-Assembled Nanostructures
Tuesday PM, December 01, 2015
Sheraton, 2nd Floor, Back Bay A
2:30 AM - *N4.01
Fabrication of Thin Film Magnetic Nanostructures by Self Assembly
Caroline A Ross 1
1MIT Cambridge United StatesShow Abstract
Self-assembly provides a toolbox of techniques for the bottom-up fabrication of magnetic nanostructures with useful properties. Block copolymer nanolithography allows few-nm scale pattern formation over a large area, and the resulting polymer microdomain patterns can be transferred into magnetic thin films by liftoff, damascene or etching processes. We will show how arrays of nanoscale dots or lines may be made from magnetic films and multilayers such as Co, MnAl, and tunnel junction films, and describe their magnetic properties, including the formation of domain walls in 30 nm wide Co wires and the strong perpendicular anisotropy in MnAl dots. The available geometries of magnetic nanostructures are expanded by using templating strategies to impose long range order on the block copolymer and to make mesh patterns or complex arrangements of dots, lines and spaces. Triblock terpolymers provide access to square-symmetry and Archimedean tiling patterns, enabling non-close-packed magnetic arrays.
A second example of bottom-up nanofabrication is the formation of two-phase oxide nanocomposites by codeposition of immiscible materials. Codeposition of a magnetic spinel phase such as CoFe2O4 and a ferroelectric perovskite such as BiFeO3 leads to a vertical nanocomposite with pillars of one phase embedded epitaxially in the other. This forms a multiferroic nanocomposite with applications in low-energy devices such as data storage or logic, where the data is stored in the magnetic pillars and manipulated by applying electric fields. The random positions of the pillars limits their utility, and we will show how substrate patterning can direct the nucleation to form well ordered structures with coupled magnetic and ferroelectric properties. Control in the vertical direction is also demonstrated by forming composites with modulated pillar widths or compositions. These materials provide a playground for the investigation of nanoscale magnetic, ferroelectric and multiferroic phenomena, as well as opportunities for making new microelectronic or sensing devices.
3:00 AM - N4.02
Self-Assembled Mesocrystals of Iron Oxide Nanocubesgamma;
Wolfgang Tremel 1 Kristina Wichmann 1 Eugen Schechtel 1 Sergej Shylin 1 Vadim Ksenofontov 1 Phillip Daniel 1 Muhammad Nawaz Tahir 1
1Univ Mainz Mainz GermanyShow Abstract
Self-assembly of molecules and nanoparticles into tailored structures is a promising strategy for production and design of materials with new functions. The spontaneous organization of the nanoscale building blocks into periodically packed structures is dictated by thermodynamic constraints and system-specific boundary conditions that commonly span a complex energy landscape.
Engineering particle interactions has a pivotal influence on the resulting structures and the quality of the mesocrystals from nanocrystalline building blocks. Early work on self-assembly of nanoparticles focused mainly on spheres, with hexagonally packed arrays being produced from monodisperse spheres and in recent years on nanoparticle arrays based on AmBn binary crystal structures by mixing monodisperse spheres of different sizes. Much less experimental work has been devoted on the formation of ordered arrays and full characterization of three-dimensional structures formed from nonspherical objects.
Iron oxide nanocrystals have attracted much interest for a range of applications because of the combination of tunable magnetic and controllable surface properties. Here, we show that superparamagnetic iron oxide (γ-Fe2O3) nanocubes with well-defined size and morphology can be assembled over areas of several micrometers into highly ordered arrays and how the three-dimensional structure can be determined by a combination of electron microscopy and grazing incidence small-angle scattering (GISAXS). Highly monodisperse oleic acid capped γ-Fe2O3 nanocrystals were prepared by a nonhydrolytic synthetic approach and dispersed in toluene. Slow evaporation of the solvent produced highly ordered mesocrystals extending over more than hundred micrometers in the lateral dimensions and several hundred nanometers in height.
The colloidal γ-Fe2O3 crystals were characterized by magnetometry and Mössbauer spectroscopy. A considerable spectral change was observed in the presence of small external magnetic fields applied perpendicular and parallel to the surface of the thin films, highlighting the possibility of attaining a static magnetic spectrum at low applied magnetic fields at room temperature. Application of external magnetic field can influence the interaction between magnetic nanoparticles and induce a magnetic ordering in thin films. The optical transparency of the hybrid thin films is an advantage that can be used to fabricate opto-magnetic devices and recording media.
3:15 AM - N4.03
Nanoparticle Based Liquid Phase Deposition of Magneto-Electric and Magneto-Optical Thin Films with Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy
Derya Erdem 1 Nicholas Steven Bingham 2 Laura Jane Heyderman 2 1 Markus Niederberger 1
1ETH Zurich Zurich Switzerland2Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen SwitzerlandShow Abstract
CoFe2O4 based magnetic thin films play a key role in various applications in the field of magnetic and magneto-optical recording, waveguides and magnetoelectric composites due to its attractive magnetic properties such as high coercivity, anisotropy, and magnetostriction1 combined with its insulating electronic nature. Nanostructured CoFe2O4 is of particular importance for magnetic recording due to increased bit storage and improved signal to noise ratios for magneto-optical applications. In this work, dispersions of BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 and CoFe2O4-SiO2 nanoparticles are used to fabricate composite thin film assemblies for magneto-electric and magneto-optical applications. Nanoparticle dispersions of BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 are fabricated via an efficient microwave assisted non-aqueous sol gel route and the SiO2 dispersions are synthesized via Stoeber process. The dispersions are then further assembled into corresponding thin film composite geometries through sequential spin coating-drying steps followed by sintering. Structural and microstructural examinations on both BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 and CoFe2O4-SiO2 composites revealed the formation of several hundred nanometer thick and crack free thin films of desired phases with maintained nanogranular structure after sintering. To investigate the magnetic characteristics of the magneto-electric composites, in plane and out of plane hysteresis loops as well as zero field cooling and field cooling tests were carried out. In addition, synchrotron based x-ray magnetic circular dichroism technique at Fe, Co and Ti L3 edges is employed to gain elemental insights into the magnetism of the BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 composites for various BaTiO3-to-CoFe2O4 ratios. For CoFe2O4-SiO2 composites, we found that optical properties such as band gap and refractive index can be effectively tuned upon SiO2 addition. In-plane magnetic characteristics of these films showed a superparamagnetic nature whereas polar Kerr rotation measurements revealed considerable magneto-optical hysteresis, which implies presence of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. In this manner, we show that through sintering associated in-plane tensile stresses and negative magnetostriction of CoFe2O4, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy can be induced in these composites despite a fully isotropic nanoparticulate nature with ferromagnetic characteristics being preserved up to 50 wt% SiO2 content. In conclusion, liquid phase thin film deposition using preformed nanoparticles can be effectively used to fabricate thin film composites of various compositions and different composite geometries with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for magnetic, magneto-electric and magneto-optical applications.
1.Yanagihara, H.; Utsumi, Y.; Niizeki, T.; Inoue, J.; Kita, E., Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in epitaxially strained cobalt-ferrite (001) thin films. J. Appl. Phys. 2014, 115, 17A719.
3:30 AM - N4.04
Observation of a Metastable Magnetic State below TN for Co3O4 Polycrystals
Driele von Dreifus 1 Adilson Jesus Aparecido de Oliveira 1 Ernesto Chaves Pereira 1
1UFSCar - Federal University of Satilde;o Carlos Satilde;o Carlos BrazilShow Abstract
In this work we present a study about the magnetic properties of Co3O4 polycrystals with large size distribution. Co3O4 has technological importance principally due to their applications in Lithium batteries. This oxide has a spinel structure in which Co3+ ions occupy octahedral sites and do not contribute to the magnetic properties while the Co2+ ions in tetrahedral sites are arranged antiferromagnetically below TN~30K.
Our crystals were synthesized by Pechini Method. CoSO4.7H2O was used as precursor and the resin obtained was calcinated at 800°C during 3 hours. The sample microstructure was investigated using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and X-ray Diffraction (XRD) measurements. Magnetic susceptibility (chi; and chi;') as a function of applied magnetic field (H) and as a function of temperature (T) in the range of 1.8K-300K measurements were performed using a SQUID-VSM magnetometer.
Cubic Co3O4 (ICSD Code:24210) is the only phase present in the sample and SEM image showed particles with diameter between 100nm and 1200nm, with 68nm of crystallite size on average. In chi; versus T data two peaks are evident, the first, at Tf=14K (freezing temperature) has a remarkable response to H, disappearing for Hge;35kOe and the second TN=32K is well described in the literature as being the Néel temperature for Co3O4 bulk. As chi; versus T measurements are efficient to determine the freezing temperature but are not sufficient to investigate its nature we performed chi;' versus T measurements for a driven field HAC=10 Oe and HDC=0 Oe. In these analysis we observed that the peak at~32K is kept fixed by varying the driven frequency, in accordance with a transition characteristic of the antiferromagnetic material, although, as a result of frustration, the maximum at 14K presents an increase of intensity as higher is the driven frequency. Furthermore, an increase of chi; values for temperatures below Tf was also observed and is associated to uncompensated moments on the nanocrystals surface. The system also presented an exponential relaxation for remanent magnetization and two distinct behaviors in the M/H versus H curves. Around Tf there is an decrease of M/H values as H is increased, although, the same starts increasing around 4.5kOe reaching a plateau at 55kOe. Around TN the M/H values decrease for all H range and the curve also reaches a plateau which is close to that observed for M/H values around Tf, however less intense.
Analyzing these data we suggest that below Tf the system is in a metastable state in which there is a competition between uncompensated superficial moments and the moments associated to the antiferromagnetic bulk portion, an result of changes in the particles surface attributed to the particle size reduction. Results showed that the metastable state is dependent not only on temperature but also on applied fields.
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Acknowledgments: CNPq and FAPESP.
3:45 AM - N4.05
Crossover between Superconductivity and Magnetism in YBa2Cu3O7-SrRuO3 Nanostructures
Vandrangi Suresh 1 3 Jheng-Cyuan Lin 1 Heng-Jui Liu 1 Zhang Zaoli 2 Yi-Chun Chen 3 Ying-Hao Chu 1
1National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan Hsinchu Taiwan2Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science Vienna Austria3National Cheng Kung University Tainan TaiwanShow Abstract
Self-assembled nanocomposites of itinerant ferromagnetic SrRuO3 (SRO) and superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) as nano crystallites and matrix, respectively are sythesized and the nanocomposites so formed are structurally phase separate. We are able to demonstrate metal to insulator transition in the normal state of YBCO (the high temperature regime of YBCO-SRO nanostructures) and a crossover between superconductivity and magnetism at low temperatures with increased concentrations of SRO in YBCO matrix. Starting from a much diluted concentration of SRO in YBCO-SRO nanocomposites, which exhibits an insulating phase at high temperatures and superconducting phase at low temperatures, by increasing the magnetic interactions as a function of SRO doping, we investigated the electronic correlations and the interplay between superconductivity and magnetism throughout the temperature regime. A crossover from the superconducting phase to the magnetic phase with increasing density of nano-size SRO crystallites in the YBCO matrix is observed as a consequence of competing interactions between these two ordered phases.
4:30 AM - N4.06
Epitaxial Pulsed Laser Deposited NiFe2O4 Thin Films on MgGa2O4 Substrate and Their Magnetic Characterization
Amit V Singh 1 Behrouz Khodadadi 1 Sahar Keshavarz 1 Jamileh B Mohammadi 1 Tim Mewes 1 Arunava Gupta 1
1The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United StatesShow Abstract
Ferrites thin films have a number of technological applications in areas such as telecommunications (microwave and millimeter wave devices), magneto-electric coupling devices, and are also promising candidates for future spintronic devices. Properties such as higher resistivity leading to lower eddy current loss, high saturation magnetization and Neel temperature, and low magnetic losses make spinel and hexa-ferrites attractive materials for high frequency applications. Ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) has proved to be an excellent tool to study various relaxation mechanisms in high frequency magnetic material applications.
Traditionally, epitaxial thin film of NiFe2O4 films have been deposited on a variety of substrates such as SrTiO3, MgO, MgAl2O4shy;, Al2O3 etc., all having a lattice mismatch of ~3-10% with NiFe2O4. These films normally exhibit low saturation magnetization and at least an order of higher magnitude ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth as compared to NiFe2O4 bulk single crystal. A higher value of lattice mismatch and a chemically incompatible substrate crystal structure lead to degraded magnetic properties primarily due to development of antiphase boundaries in ferrite thin films.
We have used single crystal MgGa2O4 substrate, which has a spinel structure similar to that of NiFe2O4 and an extremely small lattice mismatch (~0.6 %), to deposit NiFe2O4 films using pulsed laser deposition technique. TEM studies show absence of antiphase boundaries, a defect always present in ferrite films deposited on other substrates. We obtain FMR linewidths at least one order of magnitude smaller than the previously reported values at comparable frequencies and film thickness, e.g., for a frequency of 10 GHz we obtain a linewidth of ~32 Oe for a 450 nm film. These FMR linewidths are comparable to that of bulk single crystal NiFe2O4. More importantly, we obtain a linear variation of the linewidth with microwave frequency and are able to determine the value of Gilbert damping parameter as 0.002. The details of film deposition, structural, magnetic and ferromagnetic resonance characterization, along with a comparison of physical and magnetic properties of same film deposited on a different substrate (MgAl2O4) will be presented.
4:45 AM - N4.07
Synthesis and Characterization of Copper Embedded Iron Nitride Thin Films
Hrishikesh Kamat 1 Xingwu Wang 3 James Parry 2 Hao Zeng 2
1Alfred University Alfred United States2University of Buffalo Buffalo United States3Alfred University Alfred United StatesShow Abstract
Iron nitride thin films may have wide applications in both biomedical and energy applications. The magnetic properties of these films can be tuned or modified by incorporating copper nitride in the thin films of iron nitride by varying the iron to copper ratio in the film. Similarly, by systematically changing other fabrication parameters, the magnetic properties of these films can be tuned for desired applications. In this study, iron copper nitride thin films have been fabricated by RF/DC magnetron sputtering technique, either by co-sputtering iron and copper in the presence of ambient Ar+N2 or layer stacking of iron nitride and copper nitride layers. The fabrication conditions namely substrate temperature, nitrogen partial pressure and iron and copper sputter powers have been varied systematically during fabrication and its impact on structure, composition and magnetic properties of the films has been studied. X-ray diffraction has been used to study the structure of the as-fabricated films and their thickness and density are estimated using x-ray reflectivity measurements, along with scanning electron microscope measurements. The relative compositions of iron, copper and nitrogen in the films have been determined using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Finally, the magnetic properties of the films have been measured using a vibration sample magnetometer and these results have been correlated with growth, structure and composition of the films.
5:00 AM - *N4.08
Magnetic Anisotropy in MnX Alloy Thin Films (X=Bi, Al and Ga)
Takao Suzuki 1 2 3 Takahiro Suwa 1 4 Siqian Zhao 1 2
1Univ of Alabama Tuscaloosa United States2University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United States3University of Alabama Tuscaloosa United States4TDK Corporation Narita JapanShow Abstract
Among Mn-X alloys, the low temperature phase (LTP) MnBi (NiAs type), L10MnAl (tau;-phase), and L10MnGa (δ-phase) possess the high magnetic anisotropy constant K (107erg/cc at 300K). The anomalous temperature dependence of magnetic anisotropy that increases with temperature T for a temperature range from about 100 to 500K [1,2] has been the subject for many workers. Some recent theoretical works showed the close correlation between magnetic anisotropy energy and lattice constant . However, the experimental results are not well explained by those theories, and the magnetic anisotropy mechanism is still open for question. A recent experimental work on the LTP MnBi thin films showed the correlation between K and saturation magnetization Ms that the K inversely proportional to Ms with a power of eight . Very few theoretical work has been found in literature to account for this experimental result. In the case of tau;-phase MnAl, a theoretical work showed that the effective shy;spin orbit coupling constant is much larger than those for individual Mn and Al atoms, almost one order of magnitude , leading to a large magnetic anisotropy. A recent work in tau;-phase MnAl thin films showed the linear dependence of K on T . This result is at variance with the theoretical prediction put forward.
A systematic study on the temperature dependence of magnetic anisotropy in MnX alloys (X=Bi,Al,Ga) fabricated onto silica glass and single crystal (MgO and SrTiO3) substrates has been carried out. Multilayers of (Mn(x nm)/Bi, Al, Ga (y nm)) x N were first deposited onto substrates, followed by an annealing process at temperatures Ta for annealing time ta. Measurements of magnetic properties were carried out by using VSM in fields up to 90 kOe. Structural characterizations were conducted by XRD and TEM.
For LTP MnBi thin films, there is a distinctive difference in morphology between those films onto glass substrates and single crystals. This change in morphology reflects a significant difference in magnetic properties, such as magnetic anisotropy and coercivity. It is found that the structural transformation of MnGa thin films from L10 to DO22 phase has been successfully controlled by changing Mn thickness x. The present talk will present the results of magnetic anisotropy of those compounds in conjunction with structure.
The work was partially supported by NSF-CMMI 1229049 and TDK.
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5:30 AM - N4.09
Metal-Redox Meets Critical Magnetic Nanomaterials
Shenqiang Ren 1
1Temple University Philadelphia United StatesShow Abstract
Nanocrystalline metals have led to widespread interest ranging from magnetic, catalytic and energy applications. It has generated great desire to grow nanoalloys with controlled properties and well-defined structures on the atomic scale coupled with flexibility. A new synthetic scheme of nanoalloys which avoids incompatible reduction potentials and rates would be critical to grow high purity and stoichiometry metal nanostructures. Here, I will report the metal-redox strategy through a spontaneous oxidation-reduction reaction to grow nanocrystalline alloys using molecular-scale zerovalent metal resources. Selection of proper zerovalent metal species, allows for chemical thermodynamic control of the compositional stoichiometry during the temperature-dependent nanoalloying reactions. These findings demonstrate a practical and scalable strategy for magnetic nanoalloy growth, and can potentially produce key metal components of superior metallurgical quality for catalytic and magnetic systems.
5:45 AM - N4.10
Growth, Characterization and Properties of Thin Film Rh2Mn(X=Al, Bi) Full Heusler Alloys
Stanislav Cichon 1 Jan Lancok 1 Jaromir Kopecek 1 Ladislav Klimsa 1 Premysl Fitl 1 2 Jan Vlcek 1 2 Oleg Heczko 1 Jan Drahokoupil 1 Jarmila Remiasova 1 Ladislav Fekete 1 Vladimir Chab 1
1Institute of Physics AS CR Prague Czech Republic2University of Chemical Technology, Prague Prague Czech RepublicShow Abstract
Heusler alloys draw increasing attention due to their attractive electrical, magnetic and optical properties for new generation electronics and spintronics [1, 2, 3]. It is a large and diverse class of crystalline cubic materials made of three constituting metallic or semi-metallic elements. Depending on the elements chosen and application desired, one can prepare a half#8209;metallic ferromagnet, semiconductor, topological insulator or others. Both Rh2MnAl and Rh2MnBi are ferromagnetic [2, 3].
To fully exploit the properties of Heusler alloys, a sufficient level of their material qualities has to be reached and hence their growth process understood [1, 2]. We studied the growth process and its effect on the resulting properties of Rh2MnAl and Rh2MnBi thin films. The films were deposited in a UHV sputtering chamber using a MgO(100) substrate mounted on a holder with controlled heating. The substrate should provide suitable conditions for epitaxial growth due to high lattices match. Deposition from compound targets mostly leads to deviations from stoichiometry in the prepared film. Thus, three individually controlled magnetrons with single metal targets were operated simultaneously in a DC Ar plasma. Targeted thickness of the films was 300 nm. Prepared samples were characterized by several microscopic and spectroscopic techniques - AFM, SEM-EDX, XPS, XRD. Magnetic behavior of the samples was investigated by a vibrating sample magnetometer.
Diverse combinations of plasma pressure, substrate temperature, power applied to the magnetrons and deposition duration was tested. Demanded purity and stoichiometry was achieved conveniently. Room-temperature deposited films are amorphous, as clarified by XRD, and their surface was typical with a spongy morphology. As anticipated, the surface morphology changed and the material crystallized after the deposition at 600°C (Rh2MnAl) and 400°C (Rh2MnBi). The sample surface was composed of well defined and densely organized nanocrystallites, as observed by SEM and AFM. Although the epitaxial growth of the films was successful, the path to produce the desired L21 superstructure remains complex, as inferred from diffraction patterns. In other words, the prepared films suffered from struc