Title: Selective generation of local ferromagnetism in austenitic stainless steel using nanoindentation
Authors: Sort, J ×
Concustell, A
Menéndez Dalmau, Enric
Suriñach, S
Baró, M D
Farran, J
Nogués, J #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
Series Title: Applied Physics Letters vol:89 issue:3 pages:0325091-0325093
Abstract: Periodic arrays of magnetic structures with micrometrer and submicrometer lateral sizes have been prepared at the surface of an austenitic stainless steel by means of local deformation using a nanoindenter. This method takes advantage of the phase transformation (from nonmagnetic fcc austenite to ferromagnetic bct martensite) which occurs in this material upon plastic deformation. The local character of the induced ferromagnetism is confirmed by magneto-optical Kerr effect measurements together with magnetic force microscopy imaging. The generated ferromagnetism can be subsequently erased by subjecting the deformed steel to annealing processes at temperatures above the reverse, martensite-to-austenite, phase transformation temperature.
ISSN: 0003-6951
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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