Interfacial exchange coupling in cubic Heusler Co2FeZ (Z = Al and Si)/tetragonal Mn3Ga bilayers

R. Ranjbar, K. Suzuki, A. Sugihara, Q. L. Ma, X. M. Zhang, T. Miyazaki, Y. Ando, S. Mizukami

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Abstract

We have fabricated bilayer films of tetragonal Heusler-like D022 Mn3Ga and cubic Heusler Co2FeZ (Z = Si and Al) on (100) single-crystalline MgO substrates and investigated their structural and interfacial exchange coupling. The coupling in the Mn3Ga/Co2FeAl bilayer was either ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic, depending on annealing temperature, whereas only antiferromagnetic exchange coupling was observed in the Mn3Ga/Co2FeSi bilayers. The effects of annealing on the structure and coupling strength in the bilayers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number17A332
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume117
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 7

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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