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A systematic investigation of structural and magnetic properties of FePt/FeRh bilayers on dependence of temperature has been carried out. The transition temperature of single FeRh layer was higher than that of FePt/FeRh bilayer. A sharp decrease in coercivity is observed at transition temperature for FePt/FeRh bilayer. The thickness FePt and FeRh dependence of exchange bias field and unidirectional anisotropy constant are discussed. Of interest is that the exchange bias effect appears in FePt/FeRh bilayer and unidirectional anisotropy constant is very large up to 1 erg/cm 2, suggesting that this system can be applied to spin-valve sensors and heat assisted magnetic recording medium.
Date of Publication: June 2009