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FP5

Nanoscale microscopy of magnetic materials (MAGNETUDE)

Project ID: G5RD-CT-1999-00005
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH

Abstract

The density of data-storage on magnetic media, - the common hard-disk -, has increased by more than 60% per year over the past two decades It is necessary to develop novel magnetic imaging methods, which will provide resolutions around the 40 nanometre and below.This is the field of magnetic nano-microscopy.There are a variety of basic approaches, of which three are explored in this project: magnetic force microscopy (MFM), magneto-optic near-field scanning microscopy (MO-SNOM), and spin-polarised scanning tunnelling microscopy (SP-STM).

This project summary is one of a series featured in the nanotechnology projects showcase on CORDIS: http://cordis.europa.eu/nanotechnology/src/pressroom-pub.htm

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Record Number: 4848 / Last updated on: 2003-03-03
Category: PRJS