Fabrication of perpendicularly magnetized magnetic tunnel junctions with [formula omitted] hybrid electrode

T. Hiratsuka, G. Kim, Y. Sakuraba, T. Kubota, K. Kodama, N. Inami, H. Naganuma, M. Oogane, T. Nakamura, K. Takanashi, Y. Ando

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Abstract

Magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) of perpendicularly magnetized [formula omitted] structure were fabricated. In-plane x-ray diffraction measurements and element specific evaluation of magnetic properties using soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism were carried out to examine quite thin [formula omitted] (CMS) inserted layer between CoPt and MgO interface. Ordered [formula omitted] was successfully fabricated onto [formula omitted] as thin as 1 nm thick, and CMS layer shows perpendicular magnetic anisotropy below 3 nm thick via exchange coupling with CoPt layer. In the MTJ-stacking, epitaxial growth was confirmed except for partial misalignment in the upper FePt layer, and coercive field difference clearly appeared between the bottom and the top ferromagnetic electrodes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume107
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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