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Annealing-induced Fe oxide nanostructures on GaAs

Lu, Y X, Ahmad, E, Xu, Y B and Thompson, S M (2005) Annealing-induced Fe oxide nanostructures on GaAs. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. pp. 3328-3330. ISSN 1941-0069

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Abstract

We report the evolution of Fe oxide nanostructures on GaAs(100) upon pre- and post-growth annealing conditions. GaAs nanoscale pyramids were formed on the GaAs surface due to wet etching and thermal annealing. An 8.0-nm epitaxial Fe film was grown, oxidized, and annealed using a gradient temperature method. During the process the nanostripes were formed, and the evolution has been demonstrated using transmission and reflection high energy electron diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. These nanostripes; exhibited uniaxial magnetic anisotropy. The formation of these nanostructures is attributed to surface anisotropy, which in addition could explain the observed uniaxial magnetic anisotropy.

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Keywords: annealing, magnetic Fe oxide, magnetic uniaxial anisotropy, nanostructures
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
The University of York > Physics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 22:52
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2005.855202
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1844

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