MBE-grown Fe magnetic quantum dots in ZnS matrix

S. K. Lok*, B. You, Bei Zhang, X. X. Zhang, I. K. Sou, G. K.L. Wong

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A multilayer magnetic quantum dot sample containing 5 layers of Fe quantum dots (QDs) embedded in six layers of ZnS spacer was grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) observations reveal that the Fe QDs are single crystalline with spherical shape of diameters around 3 to 4 nm and area density of 1.5 × 1012 cm-3. Its zero-field cooled (ZFC) and field cooled (FC) curves measured at low field (100 Oe) show the magnetic relaxation effect with a blocking temperature around 26 K. The hysteresis loop measured at 5 K shows a coercivity of 83 Oe, confirming the slow relaxation process and coercivity enhancement attributed to the nanoparticle nature of the sample.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3127-3129
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic anisotropy
  • Quantum dots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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