Fine domain structures of a ferromagnetic specimen can be visualized by deposition of ultrafine ferromagnetic particles onto its surface. We have applied various ferromagnetic particles, such as Co, Fe, Co-Fe alloy and Permalloy, to observation of high-density recording states of thin-film recording media. These studies have revealed that single-domain particles mainly contribute to the domain pattern contrast, while very small superparamagnetic particles are so insensitive to the leakage field from the recording media that they deteriorate the image quality of the domain patterns. Therefore, suppressing the formation of the superparamagnetic particles is effective in improving the resolution and the image quality of the observed domain patterns. In order to suppress the formation of superparamagnetic particles, we have attempted to synthesize hcp-Co particles with large uniaxial anisotropy by alloying Co with some elements which increase the fcc⇔hcp transformation temperature, but all the Co and Co-alloy particles exhibit a pure high-temperature fee phase.
|ジャーナル||Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers|
|出版ステータス||Published - 1996 3月|
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