Structural and magnetic properties of c-beam prepared Cox Pt1-x alloy films

J. V. Harzer, B. Hillebrands, I. S. Pogosova, M. Herrmann, G. Guntherodt, D. Weller

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We have investigated structural and magnetic properties of CoPt alloy films with strong perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in the thickness range between 100 Angstrom and 400 Angstrom. From a detailed x-ray analysis we find highly (111)-textured CoPt microcrystallites in all samples. STM studies reveal a granular topography with grain diameters of up to 250 Angstrom. Measurements of hysteresis loops yield a saturation field which increases with thickness, and which is consistent with a freely mobile domain model. Brillouin light scattering measurements of the frequencies of the surface and standing spin wave modes yields a bulk exchange constant, which is strongly dependent on the Pt content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultilayers and Surfaces
EditorsB.T. Jonker, W.J.M. de Jonge, R.F.C. Farrow, C. Chappert, R. Clarke, al et al
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1558992111
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1993 MRS Spring Meeting on Magnetic Ultrathin Films - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 12 1993Apr 16 1993

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherProceedings of the 1993 MRS Spring Meeting on Magnetic Ultrathin Films
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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