9, 767, 943
H01F 1/009 (20130101); G11B 5/845 (20130101); H01F 1/0054 (20130101)
Methods for forming a nanoparticle assembly are generally provided. The method can comprise applying a colloidal fluid to a surface of a magnetic media, wherein the colloidal fluid comprises magnetic nanoparticles, a surfactant, a trigger salt, and a carrier medium; and assembling the magnetic nanoparticles into a pattern through a magnetic force arising from the surface of the magnetic media.
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