Electric resistivity and magnetoanisotropy in Fe/Si evaporated multilayers

A. Yamada, W. Takakura, Shoji Ikeda, Y. Ueda

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Uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of the films can be induced in ferromagnetic thin films evaporated at oblique incidence even in absence of a magnetic field. The induced uniaxial magnetic anisotropy was remarkable in multilayered films formed varying the oblique incidence angle, and the easy axis of the anisotropy is along the perpendicular direction of the incidence of evaporation. In this paper, we have discussed the origin of the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of Fe/Si multilayered films, prepared by varying the oblique evaporation angle, from the viewpoint of electric resistance. The tendency in the incidence angle dependence of uniaxial magnetic anisotropy is in agreement with that of the angle dependence of the electric resistance ratio. The origin of the uniaxial magnetic anisotropy of thin films induced by oblique angle deposition is due to anisotropic arrangement of atoms in the films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-757
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applied Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes
EventFirst Seeheim Conference on Magnetism (SCM2001) - Seeheim, Germany
Duration: 2001 Sep 92001 Sep 13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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