Designed Magnetic Nanostructures

  • A. Enders
  • R. Skomski
  • D.J. Sellmyer


The fabrication, structure, and magnetism of a variety of designed nanostructures are reviewed, from self-assembled thin-film structures and magnetic surface alloys to core–shell nanoparticles and clusters embedded in bulk matrices. The integration of clusters and other nanoscale building blocks in complex two- and three-dimensional nanostructures leads to new physics and new applications. Some explicitly discussed examples are interactions of surface-supported or embedded impurities and clusters, the behavior of quantum states in free and embedded clusters, the preasymptotic coupling of transition-metal dots through substrates, inverted hysteresis loops (proteresis) in core–shell nanoparticles, and nanoscale entanglement of anisotropic magnetic nanodots for future quantum information processing.


Magnetic Anisotropy Orbit Coupling Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Image Kondo Effect Magnetic Nanostructures 
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The contribution of A.E. to this work was supported by NSF CAREER (DMR-0747704), that of R.S. by DoE, and D.J.S. by NSF-MRSEC and INSIC. The authors havebenefited from discussions with X.-H. Wei, R. D. Kirby, S. A. Michalski, S. Enders, J. Zhang, R. Zhang, J. Zhou (Nebraska), and J. Honolka, J. Zhang, V. Sessi, I. Brihuega, and K. Kern (Stuttgart).


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