Formation of microstructural defects in electrodeposited Co/Cu multilayers

D. Rafaja, C. Schimpf, V. Klemm, G. Schreiber, I. Bakonyi, L. Péter

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Abstract

The effect of the thickness of the copper layers on the microstructure and magnetoresistance of electrodeposited Co/Cu multilayers was investigated by using the combination of wide-angle and small-angle X-ray scattering, transmission electron microscopy with high resolution and magnetoresistance measurement. The main tasks of the study were the classification of the microstructural defects, which form during the electrodeposition of Co/Cu multilayers, the description of mechanisms that are involved in the formation of these defects and the correlation of the kind and density of the microstructural defects as obtained using the microstructural analysis with the magnitude of the magnetoresistance effect, which was concluded from the magnetoresistance curves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3211-3222
Number of pages12
JournalActa Materialia
Volume57
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • Co/Cu multilayers
  • Electrodeposition
  • Giant magnetoresistance
  • High-resolution electron microscopy
  • X-ray scattering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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