Journal of Materials Research


Ferromagnetic resonance on Ni nanowire arrays

Mircea Chiparaa1 c1, Ralph Skomskia2, Roger Kirbya2 and David J. Sellmyera2

a1 Department of Physics and Geology, The University of Texas—Pan American, Edinburg, Texas 78541

a2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Center for Materials Research and Analysis, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588


Ferromagnetic resonance investigations on Ni nanowires are reported. The angular dependence of the resonance line position is analyzed within a thermodynamic approach that includes shape anisotropy (ellipsoids of revolution), magnetocrystalline anisotropies (cubic and uniaxial), and dipole–dipole interactions. The results are supported by hysteresis loops, obtained on the same sample.

(Received January 24 2011)

(Accepted April 19 2011)

Key Words:

  • Ni;
  • Nanostructure;
  • Electron spin resonance


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