1. 3D Visualization of the Iron Oxidation State in FeO/Fe3O4 Core-Shell Nanocubes from Electron Energy Loss Tomography.

    Nano Letters 16(8):5068 (2016) PMID 27383904

    The physicochemical properties used in numerous advanced nanostructured devices are directly controlled by the oxidation states of their constituents. In this work we combine electron energy-loss spectroscopy, blind source separation, and computed tomography to reconstruct in three dimensions th...
  2. Tailoring Staircase-like Hysteresis Loops in Electrodeposited Trisegmented Magnetic Nanowires: a Strategy toward Minimization of Interwire Interactions.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8(6):4109 (2016) PMID 26804742

    A new strategy to minimize magnetic interactions between nanowires (NWs) dispersed in a fluid is proposed. Such a strategy consists of preparing trisegmented NWs containing two antiparallel ferromagnetic segments with dissimilar coercivity separated by a nonmagnetic spacer. The trisegmented NWs ...
  3. Spontaneous formation of spiral-like patterns with distinct periodic physical properties by confined electrodeposition of Co-In disks.

    Scientific reports 6:30398 (2016) PMID 27462025 PMCID PMC4961954

    Spatio-temporal patterns are ubiquitous in different areas of materials science and biological systems. However, typically the motifs in these types of systems present a random distribution with many possible different structures. Herein, we demonstrate that controlled spatio-temporal patterns, ...
  4. High Temperature Magnetic Stabilization of Cobalt Nanoparticles by an Antiferromagnetic Proximity Effect.

    Physical Review Letters 115(5):057201 (2015) PMID 26274435

    Thermal activation tends to destroy the magnetic stability of small magnetic nanoparticles, with crucial implications for ultrahigh density recording among other applications. Here we demonstrate that low-blocking-temperature ferromagnetic (FM) Co nanoparticles (T(B)<70  K) become magnetically s...
  5. A new reversal mode in exchange coupled antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic disks: distorted viscous vortex.

    Nanoscale 7(21):9878 (2015) PMID 25965577

    Magnetic vortices have generated intense interest in recent years due to their unique reversal mechanisms, fascinating topological properties, and exciting potential applications. In addition, the exchange coupling of magnetic vortices to antiferromagnets has also been shown to lead to a range o...
  6. Origin of the large dispersion of magnetic properties in nanostructured oxides: Fe(x)O/Fe3O4 nanoparticles as a case study.

    Nanoscale 7(7):3002 (2015) PMID 25600147

    The intimate relationship between stoichiometry and physicochemical properties in transition-metal oxides makes them appealing as tunable materials. These features become exacerbated when dealing with nanostructures. However, due to the complexity of nanoscale materials, establishing a distinct ...
  7. Enhanced magnetic properties in antiferromagnetic-core/ferrimagnetic-shell nanoparticles.

    Scientific reports 5:9609 (2015) PMID 25872473 PMCID PMC4397535

    Bi-magnetic core/shell nanoparticles are gaining increasing interest due to their foreseen applications. Inverse antiferromagnetic(AFM)/ferrimagnetic(FiM) core/shell nanoparticles are particularly appealing since they may overcome some of the limitations of conventional FiM/AFM systems. However,...
  8. Direct evidence for an interdiffused intermediate layer in bi-magnetic core-shell nanoparticles.

    Nanoscale 6(20):11911 (2014) PMID 25174899

    Core-shell nanoparticles attract continuously growing interest due to their numerous applications, which are driven by the possibility of tuning their functionalities by adjusting structural and morphological parameters. However, despite the critical role interdiffused interfaces may have in the...
  9. Oxide Wizard: an EELS application to characterize the white lines of transition metal edges.

    Microscopy and Microanalysis 20(3):698 (2014) PMID 24750576

    Physicochemical properties of transition metal oxides are directly determined by the oxidation state of the metallic cations. To address the increasing need to accurately evaluate the oxidation states of transition metal oxide systems at the nanoscale, here we present "Oxide Wizard." This script...
  10. Green electrochemical template synthesis of CoPt nanoparticles with tunable size, composition, and magnetism from microemulsions using an ionic liquid (bmimPF6).

    ACS Nano 8(5):4630 (2014) PMID 24786899

    Electrodeposition from microemulsions using ionic liquids is revealed as a green method for synthesizing magnetic alloyed nanoparticles, avoiding the use of aggressive reducing agents. Microemulsions containing droplets of aqueous solution (electrolytic solution containing Pt(IV) and Co(II) ions...
  11. Magnetic properties of single crystalline expanded austenite obtained by plasma nitriding of austenitic stainless steel single crystals.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5(20):10118 (2013) PMID 24028676

    Ferromagnetic single crystalline [100], [110], and [111]-oriented expanded austenite is obtained by plasma nitriding of paramagnetic 316L austenitic stainless steel single crystals at either 300 or 400 °C. After nitriding at 400 °C, the [100] direction appears to constitute the magnetic easy axi...
  12. Tuning the magneto-optical response of nanosize ferromagnetic Ni disks using the phase of localized plasmons.

    Physical Review Letters 111(16):167401 (2013) PMID 24182300

    We explore the influence of the phase of localized plasmon resonances on the magneto-optical activity of nanoferromagnets. We demonstrate that these systems can be described as two orthogonal damped oscillators coupled by the spin-orbit interaction. We prove that only the spin-orbit induced tran...
  13. Controlled 3D-coating of the pores of highly ordered mesoporous antiferromagnetic Co3O4 replicas with ferrimagnetic Fe(x)Co(3-x)O4 nanolayers.

    Nanoscale 5(12):5561 (2013) PMID 23681182

    The controlled filling of the pores of highly ordered mesoporous antiferromagnetic Co3O4 replicas with ferrimagnetic FexCo3-xO4 nanolayers is presented as a proof-of-concept toward the integration of nanosized units in highly ordered, heterostructured 3D architectures. Antiferromagnetic (AFM) Co...
  14. Improving the magnetic properties of Co-CoO systems by designed oxygen implantation profiles.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5(10):4320 (2013) PMID 23581246

    Oxygen implantation in ferromagnetic Co thin films is shown to be an advantageous route to improving the magnetic properties of Co-CoO systems by forming multiple nanoscaled ferromagnetic/antiferromagnetic interfaces homogeneously distributed throughout the layer. By properly designing the impla...
  15. Polarizability and magnetoplasmonic properties of magnetic general nanoellipsoids.

    Optics Express 21(8):9875 (2013) PMID 23609693

    An approach to compute the polarizability tensor of magnetic nanoparticles having general ellipsoidal shape is presented. We find a surprisingly excellent quantitative agreement between calculated and experimental magneto-optical spectra measured in the polar Kerr configuration from nickel nanod...
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  16. Resolving material-specific structures within Fe₃O₄|γ-Mn₂O₃ core|shell nanoparticles using anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering.

    ACS Nano 7(2):921 (2013) PMID 23320459

    Here it is demonstrated that multiple-energy, anomalous small-angle X-ray scattering (ASAXS) provides significant enhancement in sensitivity to internal material boundaries of layered nanoparticles compared with the traditional modeling of a single scattering energy, even for cases in which high...
  17. Designer magnetoplasmonics with nickel nanoferromagnets.

    Nano Letters 11(12):5333 (2011) PMID 22029387 PMCID PMC3238448

    We introduce a new perspective on magnetoplasmonics in nickel nanoferromagnets by exploiting the phase tunability of the optical polarizability due to localized surface plasmons and simultaneous magneto-optical activity. We demonstrate how the concerted action of nanoplasmonics and magnetization...
  18. Two-, three-, and four-component magnetic multilayer onion nanoparticles based on iron oxides and manganese oxides.

    Journal of the American Chemical Society 133(42):16738 (2011) PMID 21973012

    Magnetic multilayered, onion-like, heterostructured nanoparticles are interesting model systems for studying magnetic exchange coupling phenomena. In this work, we synthesized heterostructured magnetic nanoparticles composed of two, three, or four components using iron oxide seeds for the subseq...
  19. Plasmonic nickel nanoantennas.

    Small 7(16):2341 (2011) PMID 21678553

    The fundamental optical properties of pure nickel nanostructures are studied by far-field extinction spectroscopy and optical near-field microscopy, providing direct experimental evidence of the existence of particle plasmon resonances predicted by theory. Experimental and calculated near-field ...
  20. Grain boundary segregation and interdiffusion effects in nickel-copper alloys: an effective means to improve the thermal stability of nanocrystalline nickel.

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 3(7):2265 (2011) PMID 21667966

    Nanocrystalline (nc) Ni films show pronounced grain growth and suffer from concomitant deterioration of their mechanical and magnetic properties after annealing at relatively low temperatures (T(ANN) ≥ 475 K). This constitutes a drawback for their applicability as coatings or in components of mi...