Mesoscopic bar magnet based on ϵ-Fe2 O3 hard ferrite

Shin Ichi Ohkoshi, Asuka Namai, Takehiro Yamaoka, Marie Yoshikiyo, Kenta Imoto, Tomomichi Nasu, Shizuka Anan, Yoshikazu Umeta, Kosuke Nakagawa, Hiroko Tokoro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

34 Citations (Scopus)


Ferrite magnets have a long history. They are used in motors, magnetic fluids, drug delivery systems, etc. Herein we report a mesoscopic ferrite bar magnet based on rod-shaped ϵ-Fe2 O3 with a large coercive field (>25 kOe). The ϵ-Fe2 O3-based bar magnet is a single crystal with a single magnetic domain along the longitudinal direction. A wide frequency range spectroscopic study shows that the crystallographic a-Axis of ϵ-Fe2 O3, which corresponds to the longitudinal direction of the bar magnet, plays an important role in linear and non-linear magneto-optical transitions, phonon modes, and the magnon (Kittel mode). Due to its multiferroic property, a magnetic-responsive non-linear optical sheet is manufactured as an application using an ϵ-Fe2 O3-based bar magnet, resin, and polyethylene terephthalate. Furthermore, from the viewpoint of the large coercive field property, we demonstrate that a mesoscopic ϵ-Fe2 O3 bar magnet can be used as a magnetic force microscopy probe.

Original languageEnglish
Article number27212
JournalScientific reports
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


Dive into the research topics of 'Mesoscopic bar magnet based on ϵ-Fe2 O3 hard ferrite'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this