Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 48, Issue 20, pp 6960–6969 | Cite as

(111)-Oriented Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ thin film grown by pulsed laser deposition: structural and magnetic properties

  • M. KhodaeiEmail author
  • S. A. Seyyed Ebrahimi
  • Yong Jun Park
  • Sun Hee Choi
  • CheolGi Kim
  • Junwoo Son
  • Sunggi Baik


The perfect (111)-oriented Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ thin films were grown on Pt(111)/Si substrate by pulsed laser deposition technique. Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ film grown at oxygen pressure of 10 mTorr (optimum condition) has the highest (111)-orientation degree, the lowest surface roughness, uniformly compacted nanosize grain-feature structure (50–80 nm), and the highest magnetization. The Fe K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure analyses revealed that, in Fe-doped CoFe2O4 film, the Fe also exists as Fe3+ (Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ ), which affects the lattice parameter as well as magnetic properties. The magnetic properties (saturation magnetization, coercivity, and squareness) of Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ thin film are significantly higher than those of CoFe2O4 film. Moreover, the (111)-oriented Co0.8Fe2.2O4+δ thin film demonstrates strong in-plane magnetic anisotropy, which results from orientation, as well as the stress-induced magnetic anisotropy.


Ferrite Magnetic Anisotropy CoFe2O4 Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy Cobalt Ferrite 
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M. K. author is grateful for the financial support from Department of Materials Science & Engineering, and Ferroelectric Nano Materials Lab at POSTECH.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Khodaei
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • S. A. Seyyed Ebrahimi
    • 1
  • Yong Jun Park
    • 4
  • Sun Hee Choi
    • 4
  • CheolGi Kim
    • 5
  • Junwoo Son
    • 3
  • Sunggi Baik
    • 3
  1. 1.Center of Excellence for Magnetic Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)PohangKorea
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)PohangKorea
  4. 4.Pohang Accelerator LaboratoryPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)PohangKorea
  5. 5.Center for NanoBioEngineering and Spintronics, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringChungnam National UniversityDaejeonKorea

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