The magnetic properties of ferromagnetic (FM)-antiferromagnetic (AFM), Ni-NiO, nanocomposites obtained from a reactive ball milling reduction of NiO in H2 atmosphere have been studied. The formation of ferromagnetic Ni from antiferromagnetic NiO can be accurately followed by the increase of the saturation magnetization. The microstructure of the nanocomposite, consisting of FM Ni nanoparticles embedded in an AFM NiO matrix leads to exchange bias effects, i.e., loop shifts and coercivity enhancement, after field cooling from above the Neel temperature of NiO. Copyright © 2008 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.
|Journal||Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
- Exchange bias
- Nickel oxide
- Reactive ball milling