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Title: Exploring and developing candidate materials for production of transition metal based synthetic ferrimagnets
Author: Forbes, Colin Malcolm
ISNI:       0000 0004 6058 3463
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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Through the exploration and development of candidate materials it was discovered that a a variety of transition metals could be coupled together via a range og non-magnetic materials to produce several synthetic ferrimagnets (SFiM). These SFiM exhibited a wide range of magnetic properties were the optimum SFiM was achieved through coupling the A1 FePt phase to Co via a non-magnetic Ru layer. From the development of these optimum SFiM structures it was found that the multi-layered structures were much more thermally robust in comparison to the tri-layer structures. Through structural analysis it was discovered that this thermal stability was not a result of interlayer mixing or grain growth. Therefore it was demostrated that a variety of SFiM structures could be produced for applications such as all optical switching.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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