Perpendicular anisotropy in Fe/Ag multilayers

J. Balogh, Cs Fetzer, D. Kaptás, L. F. Kiss, I. S. Szücs, I. Dézsi, I. Vincze

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Abstract

The direction of the spontaneous magnetization changes from out of plane to in plane at around x = 0.6 in [Ag(2.6 nm)/ Fe(x nm)] 10 multilayers (0.2 < x < 1) prepared on Si(111) substrate by vacuum evaporation. Transmission Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements of removed samples with a thick capping layer are compared to conversion electron Mössbauer spectroscopy measurements of samples on the Si substrate with a thin capping layer. The stress arising because of the application of a thick capping layer and the removal of the samples from the substrate is shown to have negligible effect on the spontaneous magnetization. The results support that the appearance of the perpendicular anisotropy below x = 0.6 is an intrinsic property of Fe/Ag multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1828-1830
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (A) Applications and Materials Science
Volume205
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

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