Epitaxial growth of L10-FePt/MgO/L10-FePt (0 0 1) trilayer structures

M. Hagiuda, S. Mitani, T. Seki, K. Yakushiji, T. Shima, K. Takanashi

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Epitaxial growth of L10-FePt/MgO/L10-FePt (0 0 1) trilayer structures on an Au (0 0 1) monocrystalline buffer layer was investigated. By post-annealing at 500 °C, flat Au (0 0 1) buffer layers with roughness of Ra∼0.1 nm were obtained on a 10-nm-thick Fe (0 0 1) seed layer. Despite a large lattice mismatch between L10-FePt and MgO (∼10%), fully epitaxial growth of L10-FePt/MgO/L10-FePt (0 0 1) trilayers was achieved on the Au buffer layer, suggesting that the combination of L10-FePt and MgO is useful for fabrication of perpendicularly magnetized magnetic tunnel junctions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1905-1907
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2 SUPPL. PART 3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 1


  • Epitaxial growth
  • FePt
  • L1 structure
  • MgO
  • Perpendicular magnetization
  • Roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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