Influence of interface alloying on the magnetic properties of Co/Pd multilayers

J. Carrey, A. E. Berkowitz, W. F. Egelhoff, David Smith

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The origin of perpendicular anisotropy in Co/Pd multilayers was discussed. The multilayers in which the total equivalent thicknesses of Co and Pd were kept constant were studied. It was found that the magnetic properties were almost unaffected by alloying up to y = 0.5 nm. Analysis show that the magnetolelastic effect yields a perpendicular anisotropy between 2.3 × 10 5 and 3.5 × 10 5 J/m 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5259-5261
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
StatePublished - Dec 22 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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