Influence of Thickness on Structural and Magnetic Properties of Co-rich Bi10Co16O38 Sillenite Thin Films

  • U. P. Mohammed Rasi
  • J. Arout Chelvane
  • S. Angappane
  • P. Magudapathy
  • S. Amirthapandian
  • R. B. Gangineni
Original Paper


The effect of thickness on structural and magnetic properties of Co-rich Bi10Co16O38 (BCO) sillenite thin films is investigated systematically. BCO thin films are deposited using a simultaneous evaporation of Bi2O3, Co targets with RF-DC magnetron sputtering along with post-annealing procedure. The magnetic studies reveal an ordered magnetic nature below film thicknesses of 100 nm. Further, the temperature-dependent and field-dependent magnetic data is evaluated to comprehend the microstructure impact on to the magnetic nature of Co-rich sillenite thin films.


Bismuth cobalt oxide Magnetic thin films Co-rich Bi sillenite Co-evaporation Sillenites 



R.B. Gangineni would like to acknowledge DST-FASTRACK Project with Dy. No. SERB/F/0724/2013-2014, DAE-BRNS with sanction No: 2012/20/37P/09/BRNS, UGC-MRP/F.No-41-846/2012 (SR), UGC-SAP F.530/15/DRS/2009 and also Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) at Pondicherry University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. P. Mohammed Rasi
    • 1
  • J. Arout Chelvane
    • 2
  • S. Angappane
    • 3
  • P. Magudapathy
    • 4
  • S. Amirthapandian
    • 4
  • R. B. Gangineni
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, School of Physical Chemical and Applied SciencesPondicherry UniversityKalapetIndia
  2. 2.Defence Metallurgical Research LaboratoryHyderabadIndia
  3. 3.Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, JalahalliBangaloreIndia
  4. 4.Materials Physics Division, Materials Science GroupIndira Gandhi Centre for Atomic ResearchKalpakkamIndia

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