Magnetic and magneto-optical properties of Mn-Sb alloys and multilayer films

N. Yoshioka, M. Koshimura, M. Ono, M. Takahashi, T. Miyazaki

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    Magnetization, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and polar Kerr rotation were investigated for Mn100-xSbx (18≤x≤70) and Mn/Sb multilayer films (dSb=32 Å, 3 Å≤dMn≤110 Å). The dependence of saturation magnetization on composition and thickness dMn was explained by considering the ferrimagnetic coupling of Mn atoms for alloy films, and by taking into account a 30 to 35 Å inter-diffused layer of Mn-Sb alloys for multilayer films, respectively. Both films exhibits in-plane magnetic anisotropy. The values of θk for alloy and multilayer films were 0.52 and 0.24 degrees (λ = 633 nm), respectively. The values were roughly proportional to the intensity of the saturation magnetization.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-58
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1988 Aug

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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