Magnetic properties of amorphous (Tb1-xgdx)30fe70 thin films

Yukio Takeno, Kazuhiro Kaneko, Kimiyoshi Goto

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Amorphous (Tb1-XGdX)30Fe70 thin films were prepared at various substrate temperatures (rsub) and with various thicknesses, and their magnetic properties were investigated. The films prepared at Tsub=77 K show only in-plane anisotropy, and those prepared at Tsub = 473 K only perpendicular anisotropy. The films prepared at Tsub = 300K are found to simultaneously have two components of anisotropy, the in-plane and the perpendicular. Since the absolute value of Kn decreases linearly with the fraction of Gd substitution for Tb, the single-ion anisotropy of Tb is considered to be closely connected with the anisotropy of these films. Thickness dependence of perpendicular anisotropy and that of angular dispersion of the easy axis of the local anisotropy of amorphous Tb15Gd15Fe70 films suggest the formation of small microcrystals in the films to produce the perpendicular anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1701-1704
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Amorphous film
  • Anisotropy
  • Domain observation
  • Experiment
  • Flash evaporation
  • Magnetic properties
  • Tb-Gd-Fe film
  • UHV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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