Marked enhancement of synthetic-antiferromagnetic coupling in subnanocrystalline FeCoB/Ru/FeCoB sputtered films

Atsushi Hashimoto, Shin Saito, Kazumi Omori, Hiroshi Takashima, Tomonori Ueno, Migaku Takahashi

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Abstract

Extremely large flopping field and saturation field were realized in an FeCoB/Ru/FeCoB sputtered film by using subnanocrystalline (Fe 65Co35)88B12 soft magnetic material with high saturation magnetization. Phenomenological analysis of synthetic-antiferromagnetic coupling revealed that the bilinear coupling energy induced in this film was three times larger than that in a Co 91Zr4Nb5/Ru/Co91Zr 4Nb5 film. This large bilinear coupling is thought to be the result of not only the suppression of ferromagnetic coupling due to the flat interface between the Ru and FeCoB layers but also the small Ru thickness for the first peak of 0.3 nm caused by the Fe-rich soft magnetic material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032511
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 28

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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