Effect of exchange interactions at antiferromagnetic/ferromagnetic interfaces on exchange bias and coercivity

D. Dimitrov, Shufeng Zhang

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Abstract

We report on the correlation between unidirectional and uniaxial anisotropy in exchange-biased ferromagnetic Permalloy layers. The dependence of exchange bias and coercivity on temperature and the antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic layer thickness was studied and compared with the predictions of different theoretical models. A thorough explanation of the experimental data is provided by theoretical extension of Malozemoff’s model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12090-12094
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume58
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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