Induced Ferromagnetism in Helium Bombarded Graphite
Abstract:Irradiation with helium ions is an effective method for triggering ferromagnetism in graphite. Chemical inertness of helium suggests that local magnetic moment formation is determined solely by the intrinsic carbon defects created during the target damage. Interacting moments are located in two places: in the vicinity of the sample surface and near the point of maximum defect generation.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: June 1, 2012
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