Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. For technical support, please contact us at We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Effect of strain on the magnetic anisotropy of Co in Cu/Co/Ni/Cu/Si[001] epitaxial structures

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Vaz, C.A.F. ; Cavendish Lab., Cambridge Univ., UK ; Lauhoff, G. ; Lee, J. ; Bland, J.A.C.

The effect of strain on the magnetic anisotropy of epitaxial Co/Ni/Cu/Si(00l) structures was studied using polar magneto-optic Kerr effect WOKE) magnetometry and reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED). CO has the effect of reducing the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of Ni for the whole range of Ni thicknesses (30 Å to 120 Å) while a variation of the perpendieular CO anisotropy constants with the Ni thickness is observed. The first and second order magnetoelastic coupling coefficients of CO were obtained from this strain-related variation, and are found to have opposite signs. We show that by varying the Ni thickness it is possible to sensitively control the magnetic anisotropy of the CO layer.

Published in:

Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 5 )