Influence of a non-magnetic interlayer on the magnetic anisotropy of ultra-thin Co sandwiches

Christian Marliere, Brad N. Engel, Charles M. Falco

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Abstract

We have studied the magnetic anisotropy of MBE-grown X/Y/Co/Au thin film structures. For an interlayer wedge of Y = Au on a X = Cu buffer, we find a minimum in the perpendicular anisotropy (PA) at approx. 1 atomic layer (ML). In the reverse case (Y = Cu on a X = Au buffer), we observed an exponential decrease of PA with increasing thicknesses of the Cu interlayer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-210
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume156
Issue number1-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1995 2nd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers, MML - Cambridge, UK
Duration: Sep 11 1995Sep 14 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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