Journal Article Interface-induced perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of Co nanoparticles on single-layer h-BN/Pt(111)

渡邉, 貴弘  ,  Yamada, Y.  ,  Koide, A.  ,  圓谷, 志郎  ,  李, 松田  ,  I. Popov, Z.  ,  B. Sorokin, P.  ,  楢本, 洋  ,  Sasaki, M.  ,  Amemiya, K.  ,  境, 誠司

112 ( 2 )  , pp.022407-1 - 022407-5 , 2018-05
Ferromagnetism with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) was observed at room temperature in cobalt nanoparticles (NPs) grown on hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) on a Pt(111) surface. It was shown that the Co NPs have planar hexagonal shapes with a mean diameter of ∼20 nm and a mean height of ∼1.6 nm. The depth-resolved analysis of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism at the Co L2,3-edges revealed that in the ferromagnetic Co NPs, the ratio of the orbital magnetic moment to the spin magnetic moment in the out-of-plane direction becomes larger at the Co NP/h-BN interface than the ratio in bulk Co. The B and N K-edge near edge X-ray absorption fine structures showed the orbital hybridization between the π orbitals of h-BN and d orbitals of Co at the interface, as an origin of the orbital magnetic moment enhancement possibly giving rise to PMA in the Co NPs.

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