AFM probes for Magnetic Force Microscopy – screencast on NanoWorld MFM tips passes 1500 views mark

The screencast about NanoWorld AFM probes for Magnetic Force Microscopy held by Dr. Marco Becker has just passed the 1500 views mark. Congratulations Marco!

Magnetic Force Microcopy is a type of Atomic Force Microscopy in which a magnetised AFM tip is used to measure magnetic interactions between the tip and the surface of a magnetic sample. These detected interactions are then used to reconstruct the magnetic structure of the sample surface

NanoWorld currently offers two types of MFM tips:

MFMR – This type of magnetic AFM tip is coated with a hard magnetic coating on the tip side and yields a very high force sensitivity, while simultaneously enabling tapping and lift mode operation.

S-MFMR – These magnetic AFM tips are coated with a soft magnetic layer on the tip side and are designed for the measurement of magnetic domains in soft magnetic samples.

Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals

In their publication “Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals” V. Kocsis, T. Nakajima, M. Matsuda, A. Kikkawa, Y. Kaneko, J. Takashima, K. Kakurai, T. Arima, F. Kagawa, Y. Tokunaga, Y. Tokura and Y. Taguchi report that they have successfully stabilized a simultaneously ferrimagnetic and ferroelectric phase in a Y-type hexaferrite single crystal up to 450 K, and demonstrated the reversal of large non-volatile M by E field close to room temperature. Manipulation of the magnetic domains by E field was directly visualized at room temperature by using magnetic force microscopy.* NanoWorld MFMR AFM probes with a hard magnetic coating were used for the magnetic force microscopy measurements described in this article.
Figure 5 from “Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals” by V. Kocsis et al.: Real-space magnetic force microscopy (MFM) images. The MFM images were taken on the same 10 × 10 μm2 region of a BSCFAO crystal with an ac face (see Supplementary Figs. 3, 9 and 10) at room temperature. Prior to the MFM measurements, the sample was poled to a single-domain ME state using (+E0, +H0) poling fields in a E ⊥ H; E, H ⊥ c configuration. Panel a shows the changes in the magnetic domain pattern caused by two successive applications of the E field with different signs (the initial state is labeled as the 0th). The images include small regions, R1 and R2, where two representative cases of DW motion are observed. Around R1, the negatively magnetized domain (denoted with blue color, MFM phase shift Δφ < 0) expands and shrinks along the c-axis upon the first and second applications of E-field, respectively. On the other hand, around R2, a positively magnetized domain (denoted with red color, Δφ > 0) is pushed into the view area from the upper side along the ab plane. These two cases are further displayed as line profiles of the MFM phase shift (Δφ) data along the b A−A′ and c B−B′ lines. Panels d, e show the schematic illustration of these two cases of domain wall motions for the second E-field switch, respectively. NanoWorld MFMR AFM probes were used for the magnetic force microscopy.
Figure 5 from “Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals” by V. Kocsis et al.: Real-space magnetic force microscopy (MFM) images. The MFM images were taken on the same 10 × 10 μm2 region of a BSCFAO crystal with an ac face (see Supplementary Figs. 3, 9 and 10) at room temperature. Prior to the MFM measurements, the sample was poled to a single-domain ME state using (+E0, +H0) poling fields in a E ⊥ H; E, H ⊥ c configuration. Panel a shows the changes in the magnetic domain pattern caused by two successive applications of the E field with different signs (the initial state is labeled as the 0th). The images include small regions, R1 and R2, where two representative cases of DW motion are observed. Around R1, the negatively magnetized domain (denoted with blue color, MFM phase shift Δφ < 0) expands and shrinks along the c-axis upon the first and second applications of E-field, respectively. On the other hand, around R2, a positively magnetized domain (denoted with red color, Δφ > 0) is pushed into the view area from the upper side along the ab plane. These two cases are further displayed as line profiles of the MFM phase shift (Δφ) data along the b A−A′ and c B−B′ lines. Panels d, e show the schematic illustration of these two cases of domain wall motions for the second E-field switch, respectively.
*V. Kocsis, T. Nakajima, M. Matsuda, A. Kikkawa, Y. Kaneko, J. Takashima, K. Kakurai, T. Arima, F. Kagawa, Y. Tokunaga, Y. Tokura, Y. Taguchi Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 1247 (2019) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-09205-x Please follow this external link to the full article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09205-x Open Access The article ” Magnetization-polarization cross-control near room temperature in hexaferrite single crystals” by V. Kocsis et al. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

AFM probes for Magnetic Force Microscopy – screencast on NanoWorld MFM tips passes 1000 views mark

The screencast about NanoWorld AFM probes for Magnetic Force Microscopy held by Dr. Marco Becker has just passed the 1000 views mark. Congratulations Marco!

NanoWorld offers two types of MFM tips:

MFMR – This type of magnetic AFM tip is coated with a hard magnetic coating on the tip side and yields a very high force sensitivity, while simultaneously enabling tapping and lift mode operation.

S-MFMR – These magnetic  AFM tips are coated with a soft magnetic layer on the tip side and are designed for the measurement of magnetic domains in soft magnetic samples.