• Shiozawa, H.; Briones-Leon, A.; Domanov, O.; Zechner, G.; Sato, Y.; Suenaga, K.; Saito, T.; Eisterer, M.; Weschke, E.; Lang, W.; Peterlik, H.; Pichler, T.: Nickel clusters embedded in carbon nanotubes as high performance magnets. Scientific Reports 5 (2015), p. 15033/1-9

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Ensembles of fcc nickel nanowires have been synthesized with defined mean sizes in the interior of single-wall carbon nanotubes. The method allows the intrinsic nature of single-domain magnets to emerge with large coercivity as their size becomes as small as the exchange length of nickel. By means of X-ray magnetic circular dichroism we probe electronic interactions at nickel-carbon interfaces where nickel exhibit no hysteresis and size-dependent spin magnetic moment. A manifestation of the interacting two subsystems on a bulk scale is traced in the nanotube’s magnetoresistance as explained within the framework of weak localization.