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dc.contributorHudgings, Janiceen_US
dc.contributorBallesteros, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorAidala, Katherineen_US
dc.contributor.authorAshwood, Lori-Anneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-16T13:46:38Z
dc.date.available2011-02-16T13:46:38Z
dc.date.issued2011-02-16
dc.date.submitted2009-06-30 21:28:25en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10166/607
dc.description.abstractMagnetic nanorings have unique closed-flux vortex states that exhibit no stray field. The chirality of the vortex can be used to represent a "1" or a "0" in magnetic bits for data storage purposes. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) was used to gather topographical information and Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM) to image magnetic states of asymmetric Cobalt nanorings. Eventually we seek to control the chirality of these rings by passing current through their centers, which can also be done using the AFM. The aim of this research is to study the switching behaviors of magnetic nanorings and to prototype consistent methods of controlling the magnetic states of these rings to facilitate the possible creation of a new high density magnetic storage system.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPhysicsen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectFerromagnetic nanoringsen_US
dc.subjectAFMen_US
dc.subjectMFMen_US
dc.subjectAtomic force microscopyen_US
dc.subjectMagnetic force microscopyen_US
dc.subjectVortex stateen_US
dc.subjectBit behavioren_US
dc.titleSwitching Behavior in Ferromagnetic Nanoringsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.gradyear2009en_US
mhc.institutionMount Holyoke Collegeen_US
mhc.degreeUndergraduateen_US
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