Thomas Thomson

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In this work we give a detailed account of the use of small angle neutron scattering to study the properties of polymer mediated, self assembled nanoparticle arrays as a function of annealing temperature. The results from neutron scattering are compared with those obtained from x-ray diffraction. Both techniques show that particle size increases with(More)
High anisotropy, L1 0 , FePt nanoparticle assemblies consisting of 4 nm diameter particles are considered a potential data storage medium beyond 1 Tbit/in 2. However, annealing at temperatures >500°C is required to form the high anisotropy phase. Recently work on the evolution of FePt nanoparticle assemblies as a function of annealing temperature has shown(More)
Vortices are fundamental magnetic topological structures characterized by a curling magnetization around a highly stable nanometric core. The control of the polarization of this core and its gyration is key to the utilization of vortices in technological applications. So far polarization control has been achieved in single-material structures using magnetic(More)
We present the results of soft X-ray holography imaging of sub-micrometer disc-shaped dots with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. For particular geometries such dots can sustain magnetic bubbles that have been predicted to exhibit rich spin dynamical behaviour. By applying suitable in-situ magnetic fields to the system we can manipulate the magnetic(More)
This is the latest version of a standard mathematical description of the Earth's main magnetic fi eld, and is used widely in studies of the Earth's deep interior, crust, ionosphere, and magnetosphere. The coeffi cients were fi nalized by a task force of IAGA, Division V, Working Group V-MOD: Geomagnetic Field Modeling. The IGRF is the product of a large(More)
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