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Title: Exchange Biased Co3O4 Nanowires: A New Insight Into its Magnetic Core–Shell Nature
Authors: Thomas, S
Jose, A
Thanveer, T
Anantharaman, M R
Keywords: Exchange bias
Magnetic nanowires
Issue Date: 15-Jun-2017
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 432:336-341
Abstract: We investigated interfacial exchange coupling effect in nano casted Co3O4 nanowires. Magnetometry measurements indicated that the magnetic response of the wires has two contributions. First one from the core of the wire which has characteristics of a 2D-DAFF(two-dimensional diluted antiferromagnet in a field). The second one is from uncompensated surface spins which get magnetically ordered towards the field direction once field cooled below 25 K. Below 25 K, the net magnetization of the core of the wire gets exchange coupled with the uncompensated surface spins giving rise to exchange bias effect. The unique 2D-DAFF/spin-glass core/shell heterostructure showed a pronounced training effect in the first field cycling itself. The magnitude of exchange bias field showed a maximum at intermediate cooling fields and for the higher cooling field, exchange bias got reduced.
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