Exchange-spring behavior in sputter-deposited α-Fe/Nd-Fe-B multilayer magnets

M. Shindo, M. Ishizone, H. Kato, T. Miyazaki, A. Sakuma

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Thin films of Nd-Fe-B and α-Fe/Nd-Fe-B multilayer with Ti both for underlayers and overlayers were fabricated on glass substrates by means of RF sputtering. After annealing at 873-973 K for 30 min, both Nd-Fe-B films and α-Fe/Nd-Fe-B multilayer films have shown relatively large coercive fields and the minor loops of the α-Fe/Nd-Fe-B multilayer films are reversible in a certain range of demagnetization fields. These results indicate that the layers of α-Fe and Nd2Fe14B phases are exchange coupled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L1
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Exchange-coupling
  • Nanocomposite magnet
  • NdFeB
  • Thin film
  • α-Fe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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