Special Issue "Advance in Crystalline Thin Wires"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2017)
Prof. Dr. Arkady Zhukov
Dpto. de Fís. Mater., UPV/EHU San Sebastián 20018 and IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, 48011 Bilbao, Spain
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Interests: magnetic materials; hysteretic magnetic properties; magnetic wires; amorphous nano-crystalline and granular magnetic materials; magneto-electric effects; transport properties; giant magneto-impedance effect; magneto-resistance effect; magnetic sensors
Different families of metallic wires, exhibiting outstanding magnetic and mechanical properties, such as excellent magnetic softness, Giant magnetoimpedance (GMI) effect, magnetic bistability and related fast magnetic domain walls dynamics, have attracted growing attention of researchers over the last few decades. Most attention, up to now, has been paid to unusual magnetic properties, suitable for various magnetic sensors transducers, actuators, resonators, or energy harvesters applications, to name a few. Development of various rapid quenching techniques since the 1980s has allowed the obtaining of novel metastable materials with crystalline, amorphous, nanocrystalline, granular structures with new combinations of physical properties (mechanical, magnetic, electrochemical, etc.). The physical properties of different families of wires are related, to a great extent, to their microstructures, which depend on their chemical compositions, fabrication, and processing parameters.
Consequently, the latest advances in the technology of different families of wires are the main reason for producing the current Special Issue.
We invite investigators to submit papers that discuss the development of different families of metallic wires exhibiting outstanding physical properties related to microstructure and on correlation of structure and physical properties of wires. These crystal systems include, but are not limited to, granular, nanocrystalline, microcrystalline wires on phase transformations in wires, etc.
The potential topics include, but, again, are not limited to:
- Crystallization process in wires
- Stress relaxation in wires
- Granular structures and related properties
- Phase transformations in wires. Heusler type wires
- Nanocrystallization in wires
- Correlation of microstructure and properties of wires
- Defects in wires
- Kinetics of crystallization in wires
- Internal stresses in wires
- Physical properties (magnetic, mechanical, etc.) and its optimization in wires
- Wire Nanostructures
- Composite wires and composites from wires
Prof. Dr. Arkady Zhukov
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- stress relaxation
- granular structures
- phase transformations
- physical properties
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Co-Ni alloy and multisegmented Co/Ni nanowire arrays modulated in composition: structural characterization and magnetic properties
Authors: M. Méndez, S. González, V. Vega, J.M. Teixeira, V.M. Prida, C. Luna, B. Hernando1
Abstract: Design of advanced cylindrical magnetic nanowires (NWs) can pave the way for the next generation of high-density data storage and logical devices, magnonic crystals or in magnetoplasmonics, among other technological applications. In this work, we present a detailed study on the synthesis, morphology, structural and magnetic properties of Co, Ni, Co-Ni alloyed and multisegmented Co/Ni NWs modulated in composition, which were grown by template-assisted electrodeposition by employing nanoporous anodic aluminum oxide (AAO) as patterned templates. X-ray diffraction, scanning and high resolution transmission electron microscopies allowed for the structural, morphological and compositional investigations on few micrometers long and approximately 40 nm in diameter of pure Co and Ni, together multisegmented Co/Ni and alloyed Co-Ni NWs. Using a vibrating sample magnetometer enabled us to extract the characteristic magnetic parameters for these samples, thereby evaluating their different magnetic anisotropic behavior, and discuss them basing on their morphological and structural features.