Confirmation of no Structural and Chemical Changes in Curie Temperature Variable Co Ultrathin Films by Electric Field

Yusuke Wakabayashi, Hiromasa Fujii, Tsuyoshi Kimura, Osami Sakata, Hiroo Tajiri, Tomohiro Koyama, Daichi Chiba

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Abstract

A cobalt ultrathin film, which shows a large change in Curie temperature by an electric field application, has been studied by X-ray reflectometry with applying electric fields. The cobalt film was made by the sputtering method on top of a Pt buffer layer, and capped with a MgO layer. X-ray reflectometry shows that the change in Co thickness caused by the applied voltage up to ±10 V was less than 0.06 Å. The reflectivity signal intensity shows a characteristic kink at the Co K-absorption edge. The spectrum does not show any change with applying voltage. As a result, electric field effects on the structure and chemical states of Co in the Co ultrathin film were found to be minor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-575
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Physikalische Chemie
Volume230
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 28
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Thin Film
  • X-ray Reflectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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