Ion implantation of magnetic thin films and nanostructures

Dmitri Litvinov, Jack C. Wolfe, Erik B. Svedberg, Thomas Ambrose, Kent Howard, Fang Chen, T. E. Schlesinger, Sakhrat Khizroev

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This work presents a study of Ga + ion implantation of polycrystalline hep cobalt thin films and nanostructures. It is shown that Ga + ion implantation leads to a substantial modification of magnetic properties including large coercivity increase and shearing of in-plane magnetization loops suggesting the introduction of domain wall pinning sites and the reduction of intergranular exchange coupling. Because ion implantation can be accompanied by substantial heat dissipation, it is discussed how the annealing effects can be minimized. Application of ion implantation to selectively tailor properties of magnetic nanostructures is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-132
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 2004


  • Ion implantation
  • Magnetic recording
  • Nanomagnetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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