Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Au/Co/Au(1 1 1) films: Interface anisotropy and effect of strain

Kyoko Hyomi, Akihiro Murayama, James Eickmann, Charles M. Falco

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

5 Scopus citations


We have studied perpendicular anisotropy in ultrathin Au/Co/Au(1 1 1) films. Misfit strain in Co grown on the Au-underlayer increases monotonically with increasing Au thicknesses from 0 to 5 monolayer (ML). We find that the interface anisotropy shows an abrupt increase for 2 ML of Au-underlayer. The volume anisotropy is larger than the magneto-crystalline anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-380
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
StatePublished - Jun 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (MML-98) - Vancouver, BC, Can
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 19 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Cite this