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IrOx–carbon nanotube hybrids: A nanostructured material for electrodes with increased charge capacity in neural systems

IrOx–carbon nanotube hybrids: A nanostructured material for electrodes with increased charge capacity in neural systems

Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 10, Issue 10, October 2014, Pages 4548–4558.     Nina M. Carretero, Mathieu P. Lichtenstein, Estela Pérez, Laura Cabana, Cristina Suñol, Nieves Casañ-Pastor

Domain matching epitaxy of ferrimagnetic CoFe2O4 thin films on Sc2O3/Si(111)

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F. Sánchez, R. Bachelet, P. de Coux, B. Warot-Fonrose, V. Skumryev, L. Tarnawska, P. Zaumseil, T. Schroeder, and J. Fontcuberta

Ferrimagnetic spinel CoFe2O4 (CFO) films are integrated with Si(111) using Sc2O3 buffer layers. The huge lattice mismatch (17%) between CFO and Sc2O3 is accommodated by domain matching, and CFO grows epitaxially with (111) out-of-plane orientation and coexistence of A- and B-type in-plane crystal variants. CFO films have low roughness of 4 Å and saturation magnetization of about 300 emu/cm3. These properties make CFO films on Sc2O3-buffered Si(111) comparable to those grown on oxide single crystals and thus extend the possibilities of using spinel oxides in electronic devices.

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