Interface magnetic anisotropy for monatomic layer-controlled Co/Ni epitaxial multilayers

A. Shioda, T. Seki, J. Shimada, K. Takanashi

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The magnetic properties for monatomic layer (ML)-controlled Co/Ni epitaxial multilayers were investigated in order to evaluate the interface magnetic anisotropy energy (Ks) between Ni and Co layers. The Co/Ni epitaxial multilayers were prepared on an Al2O3 (11-20) substrate with V/Au buffer layers. The value of Ks was definitely larger than that for the textured Co/Ni grown on a thermally oxidized Si substrate. We consider that the sharp interface for the epitaxial Co/Ni played a role to increase the value of Ks, which also enabled us to obtain perpendicular magnetization even for the 1 ML-Co/1 ML-Ni multilayer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17C726
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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