Layer-selective magnetization switching is a key technology for three-dimensional magnetic recording. In this study, layer-selective magnetization switching is demonstrated in a dot of double antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) layers under an assistance of an rf field. Each AFC layer consists of two Co/Pt multilayers with a Ru interlayer. By optimally tuning the rf frequency, the layer-selective switching of each AFC layer is clearly confirmed. However, this layer-selective switching is probabilistic, with a maximum probability of about 65%. The stability of the layer-selective switching is improved if the dipolar field from the first switched AFC layer is suppressed.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)