Application of Nanoimprint Lithography in Magnetism

  • Y. Chen
  • M. Natali
  • S. P. Li
  • A. Lebib
Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)


Patterned magnetic structures are of particular importance for the development of new information technology. They can be used for ultra high-density recording,1 for the fabrication of magnetic randomly accessible memories2 as well as the emerging spin electronics such as spin transistors, resonant tunnel devices and non-volatile pro-grammable logic.3 Previously, high resolution magnetic structures were patterned using X-ray lithography [4], electron beam lithography,5 interference lithography,6 as well as ion irradiation induced mixing.7,8 X-ray lithography is known to be an expensive pro-grammable which should not be considered for mass production of magnetic recording media. Electron beam lithography is limited by its writing speed for large area patterning.9 while interference lithography is a simple technique, it is only suitable for the fabrication of regular pattern arrays. Finally, ion irradiation with a stencil mask provides an interesting alternative but still considerable efforts have to be made in order to show a performance of both high resolution and high throughput.


Magnetization Reversal Vortex State Magnetic Force Microscopy Nanoimprint Lithography Magnetostatic Energy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Chen
    • 1
  • M. Natali
    • 1
  • S. P. Li
    • 1
  • A. Lebib
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photonique et NanostructuresCNRSMarcoussisFrance

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