Quantitative evaluation of magnetocrystalline anisotropy of columnar grains and thickness of initial layer in CoCr-based perpendicular media

Shin Saito, Daiji Hasegawa, Fumikazu Hoshi, David D. Djayaprawira, Migaku Takahashi

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Abstract

We propose a quantitative analysis using perpendicular torquemetry to evaluate the thickness of the initial layer which consists of nanocrystalline grains, whose c axes are three-dimensionally randomly oriented, and the intrinsic magnetocrystalline anisotropy of the columnar grains with its c plane parallel to the film plane for CoCr-based perpendicular thin-film media. By applying this analysis to CoNiCrTa, CoCrPtTa, and CoCrPtB media, we found that the initial layer can be completely removed in the CoCrPtB medium epitaxially grown on an hcp-structured Co60Cr40 intermediate layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Feb 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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