CoPt dot-arrays with dot diameters ranging 80-1000 nm have been fabricated
by using electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching. The fabricated
dots had their magnetic easy axes perpendicular to the plane. Dots with 80
-nm-diameter were observed as single domain by magnetic force microscopy. T
he CoPt dot-array with 80-nm-diameter showed much higher thermal stability
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