CoFeAlB alloy with low damping and low magnetization as a candidate for spin transfer torque switching

A. Conca, T. Nakano, T. Meyer, Y. Ando, B. Hillebrands

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We investigate the effect of Al doping on the magnetic properties of the CoFeB alloy. Comparative measurements of the saturation magnetization, the Gilbert damping parameter α, and the exchange constant as a function of the annealing temperature for CoFeB and CoFeAlB thin films are presented. Our results reveal a strong reduction of the magnetization for CoFeAlB in comparison to CoFeB. If the prepared CoFeAlB films are amorphous, the damping parameter α is unaffected by the Al doping in comparison to the CoFeB alloy. In contrast, in the case of a crystalline CoFeAlB film, α is found to be reduced. Furthermore, the x-ray characterization and the evolution of the exchange constant with the annealing temperature indicate a similar crystallization process in both alloys. The data prove that CoFeAlB fulfills the requirements to be considered an attractive candidate for spin torque switching purposes and a reduction of the switching current in comparison with CoFeB is expected.

本文言語English
論文番号073902
ジャーナルJournal of Applied Physics
122
7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2017 8 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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