Exchange-coupled magnetostrictive behavior in Tb-Fe/Fe multilayer films

T. Shima, Koki Takanashi, H. Fujimori

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The spin-flop behavior of the magnetization and the magnetostrictive change associated with spin-flop transition were observed in Tb-Fe/Fe multilayers. An optical cantilever method was utilized to measure magnetostriction and the structural characterization was made by X-ray diffractometry. It was found that the easy axis of the Tb-Fe thin film changed into in-plane from the perpendicular direction by multilayering with Fe and by utilizing the exchange coupling at interfaces large magnetostriction value could be obtained around the Laves phase composition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 1


  • Exchange coupling
  • Giant magnetostriction
  • Spin-flop transition
  • Tb-Fe/Fe multilayer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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