29.10.2019

Article presenting results of research team from AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology published in “Nano Letters”


The September issue of the monthly journal “Nano Letters” (vol. 19) contains the article “Room-Temperature Ferromagnetism in InSb-Mn Nanowires”, which is a result of research conducted by the AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology and the SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Centre. The current impact factor of “Nano Letters” is 12.22 (and 200 the so-called “ministerial points”).   

The research team headed by Katarzyna Hnida-Gut, DSc, of the AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology demonstrated that the magnetic response of InSb-Mn nanowires can be controlled by a suitable concentration of the additive. High-quality InSb-Mn nanowires have been produced for the first time by means of pulse electrosynthesis in AAO pores, based on the previously-determined optimum conditions for semiconductor synthesis. Through a precise definition of the conditions of electrodeposition it is possible to obtain well-defined Mn-doped semiconducting nanowires, which exhibit a ferromagnetic response at room temperature and higher temperatures (up to 500K). 

The members of the research team were the scientists of the AGH UST Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology: professor Marek Przybylski, professor Marcin Sikora, Antoni Żywczak, DSc, and Marianna Marciszko-Wiąckowska, DSc. 

The research was conducted thanks to the financial support from the Sonata funding scheme carried out by the National Science Centre within the framework of the project “Nanostructured functional materials – synthesis, physicochemical properties, applications”. 

“Nano Letters” is an American scientific journal specialising in publishing the results of research projects dealing with the theory and practice of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

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