Growth mechanism and structure of obliquely evaporated Co-CoO tapes

Takuya Ito, Yoh Iwasaki, Junichi Tachibana, Hiroshi Mizuno, Koichiro Shimizu, Yuichi Arisaka, Yaukazu Murakami, Daisuke Shindo

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The growth mechanism that determines the microstructure of obliquely evaporated Co-CoO tapes has been investigated. A preferred orientation relation hcp-Co 〈001〉/CoO〈111〉 is found in the neighboring grains when the hcp-Co grains grow on top of the CoO. However, no preferred orientation is observed in the lower to middle part of the magnetic layer when the CoO grains grow on top of the hcp-Co. The structural properties of the Co-CoO tapes can be explained accordingly based on the preferred orientation relation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2410-2412
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • CoO underlayer
  • Evaporated tapes
  • Magnetic recording
  • Magnetic tapes
  • Preferred orientation relation
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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