Lowering of ordering temperature for fct Fe-Pt in Fe/Pt multilayers

Yasushi Endo, Nobuaki Kikuchi, Osamu Kitakami, Yutaka Shimada

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We have explored magnetic properties and structural characteristics of Fe/Pt multilayers after annealing at various temperatures in order to clarify the growth process of the ordered Fe-Pt phase in the Fe/Pt multilayer structures. It is found that rapid diffusion at Fe/Pt interface occurs at temperatures 275-325°C and the multilayer structure directly transforms to the ordered (fct) phase when Fe and Pt layer thickness is almost equal. The ordering parameter S is evaluated to be 0.50-0.65 after annealing at 300-325°C, and then is significantly enhanced to ∼1.00 with increasing annealing temperatures. By comparing the thermal processes of these different multilayer structures, it is found that the rapid formation of the fct phase in the multilayers with Fe/Pts≅1 is due to relatively rapid diffusion at the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7065-7067
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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