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Magnetic field alignment of template released ferromagnetic nanowires

Sultan, Musaab S.; Das, Bipul; Mandal, Kalyan; Atkinson, Del

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Musaab S. Sultan

Bipul Das

Kalyan Mandal


A detailed investigation of magnetic field alignment of template released ferromagnetic nanowires has been undertaken. The distributions of magnetic field induced angular alignments of Ni 0.8Fe0.2, Co, and Ni nanowires grown by electro-deposition and deposited onto substrates from a dilute suspension have been investigated as a function of magnetic field strengths up to ∼1 kOe. The nominal diameter of the nanowires investigated is either ∼200 nm (Ni 0.8Fe0.2) or ∼300 nm (Co and Ni). The percentage of nanowires aligned within 0°–10° and 0°–20° of the applied field axis is observed to increase rapidly with increasing field strength up to ∼200 Oe, followed by a slower increase in alignment for the Ni 0.8Fe0.2 and Ni wires and little improvement in alignment for the Co wires at higher fields. The proportion of aligned wires within 0°–20° is found to reach ∼82% for Ni 0.8Fe0.2, ∼71% for Ni and only 53% for the Co nanowires using a magnetic field of 1 kOe. The influence of wire length upon the efficacy of magnetic alignment is investigated using Ni 0.8Fe0.2 and Ni nanowires; this showed that the fractional alignment improved for longer nanowires.


Sultan, M. S., Das, B., Mandal, K., & Atkinson, D. (2012). Magnetic field alignment of template released ferromagnetic nanowires. Journal of Applied Physics, 112(1), Article 013910.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 27, 2012
Online Publication Date Jul 6, 2012
Publication Date Jul 1, 2012
Deposit Date Jun 17, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2014
Journal Journal of Applied Physics
Print ISSN 0021-8979
Electronic ISSN 1089-7550
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 112
Issue 1
Article Number 013910


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© 2012 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Sultan, Musaab S., Das, Bipul, Mandal, Kalyan and Atkinson, Del (2012) 'Magnetic field alignment of template released ferromagnetic nanowires.', Journal of Applied Physics, 112 (1), 013910 and may be found at

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