Solution Epitaxial Growth of Cobalt Nanowires on Crystalline Substrates for Data Storage Densities beyond 1 Tbit/in2

By A. Menelle, 05/06/2014

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The implementation of nano-objects in numerous emerging applications often demands their integration in macroscopic devices. Here we present the bottom-up epitaxial solution growth of high-density arrays of vertical 5 nm diameter single-crystalline metallic cobalt nanowires on wafer-scale crystalline metal surfaces. The nanowires form regular hexagonal arrays on unpatterned metallic films. These hybrid heterostructures present an important perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and pave the way to a high density magnetic recording device, with capacities above 10 Terabits/in2. This method bypasses the need of assembling and orientating free colloidal nanocrystals on surfaces. Its generalization to other materials opens new perspectives toward many applications.

Original publication:

Solution Epitaxial Growth of Cobalt Nanowires on Crystalline Substrates for Data Storage Densities beyond 1 Tbit/in2
Nikolaos Liakakos, Thomas Blon, Charbel Achkar, Virginie Vilar, Benoit Cormary, Reasmey P. Tan, Omar Benamara, Grégory Chaboussant, Frédéric Ott, Bénédicte Warot-Fonrose, Etienne Snoeck, Bruno Chaudret, Katerina Soulantica, and Marc Respaud
DOI: 10.1021/nl501018z

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