Oscillatory perpendicular magnetic anisotropy and lattice plane spacing in Fe/Au superlattices

K. Takanashi, S. Mitani, K. Himi, H. Fujimori

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Abstract

Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy has been investigated for Fe(xML)/Au(xML) superlattices (ML: monatomic layer thickness) with x ranging from 1 to 4. The x-ray diffraction analyses indicate the formation of coherent layered structures both for x=integers and nonintegers. However, the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for x=nonintegers shows different behavior from that for x=integers, and consequently, it oscillates as a function of x with a period of 1 ML. Furthermore, the out-of-plane lattice spacing also oscillates in the same manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume72
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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