Search for the optimally suited cantilever type for high-frequency MFM

Michael Rudolf Koblischka, J. D. Wei, M. Kirsch, M. Lessel, R. Pfeifer, M. Brust, U. Hartmann, C. Richter, T. Sulzbach

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To optimize the performance of the high-frequency MFM (HF-MFM) technique [1-4], we performed a search for the best suited cantilever type and magnetic material coating. Using a HF-MFM setup with hard disk writer poles as test samples, we carried out HF-MFM imaging at frequencies up to 2 GHz. For HF-MFM, it is an essential ingredient that the tip material can follow the fast switching of the high-frequency fields. In this contribution, we investigated 6 different types of cantilevers, (i) the standard MFM tip (Nanoworld Pointprobe) with 30 nm CoCr coating, (ii) a SSS (Nanoworld SuperSharpSiliconTM) cantilever with a 10 nm CoCr coating, (iii) a (Ni, Zn)-ferrite coated pointprobe tip, (iv) a Ba3Co2Fe23O41 (BCFO) coated pointprobe tip, (v) a low-coercivity NiCo alloy coated tip, and (vi) a permalloy-coated tip.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120
Pages (from-to)596-600
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Koblischka, M. R., Wei, J. D., Kirsch, M., Lessel, M., Pfeifer, R., Brust, M., ... Sulzbach, T. (2007). Search for the optimally suited cantilever type for high-frequency MFM. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 61(1), 596-600. [120].