Giant negative uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy of Co 80Ir20 sputtered films with perfect hexagonal-close-packed and composition-modulated atomic layer stacking

Naoki Nozawa, Shin Saito, Takuya Kimura, Kazunari Shibuya, Kazuya Hoshino, Shintaro Hinata, Migaku Takahashi

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Abstract

Co80Ir20 films with negative uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy (Ku) are investigated with respect to the regularity of the stacking sequence and atomic site arrangement. Substrate heating at 600 °C enhances the negative Ku of Co 80Ir20 to -9.6 × 106 erg/cm3. X-ray diffraction analysis and scanning transmission electron microscopy of the Co80Ir20 film fabricated at 600 °C indicate (1) a near perfect hexagonal-close-packed (hcp) stacking structure and (2) an atomic layered structure that consists of randomly sequenced Ir-rich and Ir-poor layers. These hcp and composition-modulated atomic layer stacking structures are considered to be the reason for the enhancement of the negative Ku.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012407
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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